Dot ML has a clear relevance to MaLaysia. Domains are simple and easy-to-remember.Just like CULTURE.ML represents a website about Malaysia and its culture. Furthermore the domains are free of charge, the registration process is one of the fastest in the world and there are no restrictions regarding which companies can register which domains. Plus the domain names are far simpler and less complicated than the .MY/.COM.MY/.NET.MY/.ORG.MY system. Dot ML domains ensure registrants’ websites can be found easily on the Internet. This combination of speed, simplicity, flexibility and relevance has never been available in Malaysia before.
|(L-R:) Jeremie Godreche, Hawa Diakite and Joost Zuurbier|
Dot ML is a privately funded joint venture between Freenom - a Dutch corporation and AGETIC, a governmental organisation responsible for infrastructure and communication in Mali. Dot ML has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bamako (Mali) and Amsterdam. With its management team, experienced staff and multi-redundant backbones in all countries, Dot ML can handle millions of registrations.
Its business model is built around placing ads on domains that no longer exist.
That means that no advertisements are shown on any of the active .ML domains. Only when the domain is cancelled or expired, ads will be showing, increasing revenue for Dot ML. The Malaysian registrants are in full control of their domain and can run their own Domain Name Servers (DNS) if they want to.
The truth to the matter:
Dot ML is supposed to represent the country Mali, analogous to .My for Malaysia.
Because of the low number of internet usage the people in Mali decided to share their domain with registrants around the world, including registrants from Malaysia.