A CDE Definition
(1) A commercial Internet domain name that uses the dot-com (.com) suffix at the end of the address; for example, www.computerlanguage.com is the domain name of the publisher of this encyclopedia. Since dot-com domains were used by all major corporations, the Internet became known as the "dot-com" world. See Internet domain name, dot-com company, dot-com bubble, not-com and dot-con.
(2) The .com domain spelled out in an email address on a website to prevent a spambot from identifying it. For example, instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org," the address is written as "alex at computerlanguage dot com." See spambot.
Before/After Your Search Term
|dot X E||dotNET|
|dot.NET||dotted decimal notation|
|DOT4||dotted IP address|
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