A company whose operations are entirely or primarily internet-based, or more specifically a company whose business model would not be possible if the internet did not exist. Dotcoms often deliver all their services over an internet interface, but products might be delivered through traditional channels as well. Dotcoms are often divided into two categories: those that provide products and services for consumers (B2C) and those that provide products and services to other businesses (B2B).

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It's the Dot-com not any other search platform that gives a business the attention that it needs to reach the masses quickly.

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In the early 2000's, many investors had rode the dot-com wave in the stock market until it crumbled, and many fortunes were left in ruins.

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The rise of use of the internet led to an explosion of dot-com companies eager to serve the public's every digital whim, and the bubble in the market began to rapidly inflate.

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