Why do people tend to prefer .com domain names mostly

Back in the 2000s most people used to prefer that cause you could enter the name of the site and press alt-enter. But now It all depends on the objective of the website.

Like a .in domain will make it clear that the domain is relevant for indian visitors, just like that a .gov domain will make it clear that it is a government domain. and a .com domain says that it is a commercial domain. so multinational companies find it more relevant to go for .com domains as then they can have region specific domains to showcas...