Yesterday I saw a commercial on German TV for a new company that is called “Reise Dot Com” (reise.com). Reise is the German word for travel, journey or trip. Now, what strikes me as interesting is the fact that the company name is made of a German word and the English expression “dot com”. A German web address is usually read out the German way using the German word for dot (.) and I’m not sure how many Germans actually know what dot com stands for.
So what is your take on this question? How aware are you of so called TDL’s – Top Level Domains? How do you read a web address in your native language? Is the term dot com used in your country?[YSaerTTEW443543]
TOEIC listening, photographs: The bund Shanghai[YSaerTTEW443543]