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

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    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?

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    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.
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    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!

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    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.

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