Why do so many websites have the top level domain .com?

This is a discussion on Why do so many websites have the top level domain .com? within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Many websites that have nothing to do with making money use .com, isn't this wrong because they're not commericial?...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    116

    Why do so many websites have the top level domain .com?

    Many websites that have nothing to do with making money use .com, isn't this wrong because they're not commericial?

  2. #2
    C++ Witch laserlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    21,602
    Quote Originally Posted by c_weed
    Many websites that have nothing to do with making money use .com, isn't this wrong because they're not commericial?
    It is the de facto default top level domain.
    C + C++ Compiler: MinGW port of GCC
    Version Control System: Bazaar

    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

  3. #3
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    Its also passed into common parlance for the internet age: ".com bubble", the host of companies that use .com as part of their trading name.

    cprogramming.net....nah!

  4. #4
    Registered /usr
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,262
    I'll be honest, if I controlled the TLDs I would grow a Hitler 'tash and mandate that non-profits *only* can use .org, ISPs .net, etc.
    To me, it's useful to have that kind of information available in the name, like the difference in the street between a commercial enterprise (large windows, extensive signage) and a charity (in many cases a converted house). You don't have to go into these places to have an idea what kind of business they are.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. C++ and Websites
    By c13catchings24 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 10:29 PM
  2. Interact with websites
    By geniusisgenius in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-25-2010, 10:02 AM
  3. c++ on websites
    By bijan311 in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-14-2010, 05:04 PM
  4. Your Websites
    By St0rmTroop3er in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-05-2003, 12:22 PM
  5. Websites
    By Unregistered in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-27-2001, 08:10 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21