by Mike Masnick

Dot Com's Are Back.... Literally

from the look-at-that dept

Ah, watch the trends cycle around. In 1998 and 1999 companies couldn't rebrand themselves with a ".com" fast enough. Plenty of companies looking to give a quick little boost to their stock price would suddenly rename themselves with a .com at the end (even if they really had nothing to do with the internet). Then, the bubble burst, and most of those companies either went out of business, or came up with new names that avoided the .com. There were a few successful ones who have kept it, but you don't hear of too many companies these days suddenly deciding to rename themselves with a dot com. However, maybe we really are entering a new mini-bubble era, as Tiny Computers in the UK has renamed themselves, saying that they want to encourage people to buy computers online.

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