a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
of or pertaining to such a company or to the business it conducts.
Also, dotcom.

1995–2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses

dot-commer, dot-comer, noun Unabridged
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dot-coms definition

Colloquial name given to start-up companies that sell goods and services over the Internet. Dot-coms proliferated in the 1990s, but many failed by early 2000. The name comes from the “.com” ending of the Internet address of such companies.

dot-com definition

See .com.

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