Re: Microsoft or Americans?
That *is* what .com means. (Or *did* mean, but anyway, there is no viable pedantically correct alternative)
As the internet started only in America, there were no top level country codes.
.com is the USA equivalent of .co.uk
Of course, policies were relaxed to earn more cash (For example, you had to be a proper ISP to get a .net) and things took on a life of their own.
Meanwhile, .us was added, basically used by local councils and schools.
Bottom line, .com is where a US only company *should* reside, but none of this is relevent any more... (but was more relevent when you ssy the internet was new and shiny - I assume you mean 1982 when IP started being used?)
How many Uk-only companies use .com ?
Or UK TV stations preporting to be in Tuvalu (.tv)
The whole domain-name structure is totally abused,so people can make a quick buck. You know that, so I'm really surprised that you thought it wise, or correct, or even productive to call them out.