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Introduced29 September 1993
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorAgence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication
Intended useEntities connected with  Mali
Actual useSees some use in Mali and few websites about machine learning use it. The use is rare elsewhere
Registration restrictionsYes, for free domains only
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath various second-level names
DocumentsRegistration Agreement (free domains)
Registration Agreement (paid domains)
Dispute policiesUDRP (paid domains only)
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

Registrations are at the third level beneath these names:


  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.
  5. ^ "NIC DU MALI – .presse.ml domaines" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-09-27.