|Introduced||29 September 1993|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Mali|
|Actual use||Used in Mali and around the world|
|Registration restrictions||Local presence is not required|
|Structure||Registrations are at third level beneath various second-level names|
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. 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.
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
- "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.
- "Mali Gives Away Its .ML Domain Names for Free". Business Wire. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "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.
- "Mali to give away .ML domains for free". The Register. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "NIC DU MALI – .presse.ml domaines" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-09-27.