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National Internet Exchange Of India
The logo of National Internet Exchange of India
Full nameNational Internet Exchange of India
AbbreviationNIXI
Founded19 June 2003[1]
LocationIndia
Websiteix.nixi.in
Members132[2]
Peak in393 Gbit/s[3]
Peak out392 Gbit/s[3]
Daily in (avg.)370 Gbit/s[3]
Daily out (avg.)365 Gbit/s[3]

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is a non-profit company incorporated under Section 25 of the India Companies Act, 1956 (now section 8 under Companies Act 2013) with an objective of facilitating improved internet services in the country.

History

Registered on 19 June 2003,[4] its primary purpose is to facilitate exchange of domestic internet traffic between the peering ISPs, Content players and any other organisations with their own AS number. This enables more efficient use of international bandwidth, saving foreign exchange and also improves the quality of service (QoS) for internet users by avoiding multiple international hops and thus reducing latency.[5]

Utilising servers routed through and administered by India, it also reduces the chances of Indian data being intercepted unlawfully by NSA and GCHQ.[citation needed] NIXI is managed and operated on a neutral basis and currently has 40 operational network operations center (NOCs) located in multiple parts of the country.[6]

Since 2005, NIXI has also created INRegistry (.in domain) as its autonomous body for maintenance of .IN domain.[7]

Since December 2012, NIXI also manages the National Internet registry of the country delegation Internet Protocol addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and autonomous system numbers to its affiliates.

Effective from December 27, 2021, bulk domain registrations, with individuals registrant registering for more than 2 or an entity registering for more than 100 .in domains are required to seek prior approval from the CEO of National Internet Exchange of India.[8][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "NIXI | About Us". Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  2. ^ "NIXI Member List". Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "NIXI MTRG". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. ^ "NIXI- deity.gov.in". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  5. ^ "India's 1st 'Net exchange' to be ready soon". Rediff.com. 4 September 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "NIXI | NOC Location". ix.nixi.in. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  7. ^ ".IN Registry". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  8. ^ Mathi, Sarvesh (4 January 2022). "Want to buy more than two .in domains? Get approval from NIXI CEO". MediaNama. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  9. ^ https://www.registry.in/registry/images/page/Bulk-Booking.pdf[bare URL PDF]