.com is a generic top-level domain used in the Internet’s Domain Name System. It was one of the first TLD’s and has become the most widely used. It is currently operated by ICANN. The first .com internet address was registered on 15 March 1985 by Symbolics, a computer company based in Cambridge.it is pronounced as dot-com and is thus in the English language. This is also done with other Tlds such as “dot-net ‘ (.net),” dot-info “(. info), and so on. They are not to become so popular in the language as. com, but are often as pronounced in radio commercials for example. Top-level domains that are not pronounceable words form, including most country codes like for example .UK, .ca, or. au, as well as “dot-ee-dee-joe” (. edu) are usually just spelled.
The name is derived from ‘ commercial ‘ and was originally intended for this TLD domains that were registered by commercial organisations (companies). But this distinction was lost when later the TLDs .com, .org and .net were released for registration by anyone who had interest in. The introduction of .biz, for businesses is made, has little impact on the popularity of. com.
The registry operator for .com was originally the us Department of Defense, but the current provider is Verisign. However, it is still the American laws apply to this top-level domain. Registrations in .com are processed by registrars that are accredited by ICANN. Internationalized domain names are also possible.
When the Domain Name System was implemented in January 1985, .com was one of the original top-level domains. (The others were .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, .org and. arpa.) Since then .com has become by far the largest top-level domain.
An alternative use of the phrase dot-com is that companies use it in their name. Examples include Amazon.com, eBay and Google. There are also companies, and especially organizations that put the extension .org behind their name such as OpenOffice.org, but this has never become so popular as. com.
Anyone can register a .com domain, but also countries (excluding the United States those domains used as .edu, .gov and .mil) use second-level domains for their country code TLD. These have often the form of. com. xx or xx, where xx is the co. country code TLD. Examples are Australia (. com.au), the United Kingdom (. co.uk), Mexico (. com.mx), New Zealand (. co.nz), the People’s Republic of China (. com.cn), Japan (. co.jp), South Korea (. co.kr), Poland (com.pl) and India (. co.in).
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