The domain name .com is a Top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Added in 1985, its name is derived from the word commercial, indicating its original intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations.
|Introduced||January 1, 1985|
|TLD type||Generic top-level domain|
|Intended use||Commerce entities|
|Actual use||Used for general purposes and is widely regarded as the standard for TLDs.|
|Structure||Registrations are conducted at second level.|
|Documents||RFC 920; RFC 1591; ICANN registry agreement|