General information about .com domain extension
Special provisions for .com domain
Registration in real time
After a prior renewal or expiration of a .com domain, it will automatically be available for first-come, first-served.
Trends and general information
The registration of a .com domain was initially reserved for US companies. But now, it is possible for individuals and companies around the world to register a .com domain. The .com extension is the English word "commercial", the .com extension being the most used, with over 100 million domains registered worldwide. The .com registry is VeriSign Inc., based in Mountain View, California.
.com is a so-called generic top-level domain (gTLD), which means a "descriptive domain", causing the domain of services and products to be recognized in the domain extension. Especially corporations take advantage of: buy and register .com domains, representing their company on the World Wide Web (WWW).
The "commercial" domain is one of the most popular high-level domains (TLDs) around the world. More than 100 million registered domains were counted in March 2012. Thus, there are almost a hundred times more .com domains than .ro domains. Most domains are reserved for international companies, but it is now possible for individuals to buy and register a .com domain.