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What does ".com" stand for in domain names?

Answer: ".com" is the most common and most recognized domain suffix. It stands for "commercial" and is used by mostly commercial websites. However, anyone who wants to register a domain name can register a name ending in .com, whether their site is going to be used for commercial purposes or not.

While .com is the most common of all domain suffixes, .net and .org are also popular. ".net" stands for "network," while ".org" stands for "organization." Again, these domains can be registered by anyone regardless of their intended use. For more information on domain suffixes, including those from countries around the world, visit the Domain Suffixes page.

Published: February 5, 2005 — by Per Christensson

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