General information about .COM — domain extension
Special provisions for .COM — domain
Registration in Real time
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .com domain, it will be automatically available for registration according to the rules first come, first served.
General trends and information
Registering a .com domain was originally 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 widely used, with over 100 million domains registered worldwide. The registry for the .com domain is VeriSign Inc., based in Mountain View, California.
The .com domain is a so-called generic top-level domain (gTLD), which means a "descriptive domain", determining that the domain of services and products is recognized in the domain extension. Especially corporations profit: buy and register .com domains, which represent their company in the World Wide Web (WWW).
The "commercial" domain is one of the most popular high-level domains (TLDs) in the world. More than 100 million registered domains were counted in March 2012. Thus, there are almost one hundred times more .com domains than .ro domains. Most domains are reserved for international companies, but it is now possible for private individuals to purchase and register a personal .com domain.