often attributive
: a company that markets its products or services usually exclusively online via a website

Examples of dot-com in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike companies in the dot-com era, Nvidia is supported by strong business fundamentals — the company posted first-quarter revenue growth of 270% over 2023 — that have Wall Street coming back for more. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 The dot-com bubble made things worse, causing defaults to approach 5%. Michael Foster, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The Audible player never took off, but the companion Audible.com platform grew roots in the nascent dot-com business. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 27 Mar. 2024 One was the dot-com bust that began in 2000, following strong stock market gains and economic growth in the late 1990s, as the internet was ramping up. The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2024 Ballmer took over for Gates during a key moment of transition, in 2000, managing through the aftermath of a famous antitrust case that dated back to 1998, as well as the aftermath of the dot-com crash and the emergence of fierce competition from rivals both new and old: Google and Apple. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 24 Mar. 2024 Jeremy Grantham, who predicted the dot-com crash in 2000 and the financial crisis in 2008, recently warned that AI is a bubble that could start to deflate. Matt Egan, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 That was the peak of another technology boom — the dot-com bubble. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Levin and then-AOL CEO Steve Case announced the $350 billion deal to merge the two companies on Jan. 10, 2000, at the height of the dot-com bubble. Michaela Zee, Variety, 14 Mar. 2024

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Word History


from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dot-com was in 1994

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“Dot-com.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dot-com. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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