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TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorAgence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication
Intended useEntities connected with  Mali
Actual useUsed in Mali
Registration restrictionsVarying requirements for registrations under different second-level names; generally, local presence is required
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath various second-level names
Registry Websitewww.point.ml

.ml is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mali.

The domain was initially managed by Sotelma, a Malian telecommunications company. After Sotelma was privatised in 2009, the .ml zone was redelegated by IANA to the Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (AGETIC), a Malian government agency, and the process completed in 2013.[1] The agency then announced that it would give away .ml domains for free with a view to improve the usage and the knowledge of the IT industry in Mali. It is the first African nation to start giving away domains for free.[2][3][4]

Second-level domains[edit]

Registrations are at the third level beneath these names:

  • .net.ml: Internet providers
  • .org.ml: Associations (must show registration); international organizations permitted, but must be registered with the local administration
  • .edu.ml: Local schools
  • .gov.ml: Governmental organisations
  • .presse.ml: Local press


  1. ^ "Redelegation of the .ML domain representing Mali to the Agence des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication". 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ "Mali Gives Away Its .ML Domain Names for Free". Business Wire. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Mali gives away its .ML domain names for free" (PDF). Freedom Registry. 8 April 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Mali to give away .ML domains for free". The Register. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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