. mil is a generic top -level domain ( gTLD ), which was introduced on 1 January 1985 and therefore any one of the oldest entries. It is associated with the so-called Network Information Center of the Ministry of Defense of the United States, which has its headquarters in Columbus (Ohio ).
The use of the domain name is exclusively reserved for the armed forces of the United States, under Domains. Mils can not be applied for by any person or company. The only exception is norad.mil the address, which is operated by the United States, together with Canada, as both countries jointly operate the North American air and space defense command.