National Internet Exchange of India

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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.

Registered on 19 June 2003,[1] its primary purpose is to facilitate exchange of domestic internet traffic between the peering ISPs, Content players and any other organizations with their own AS number. This enables more efficient use of international bandwidth, saving foreign exchange and also improves the Quality of Services (QoS) for internet users by avoiding multiple international hops and thus reducing latency.[2]

Utilising servers routed through and administered by India, it also reduces the chances of Indian data being intercepted unlawfully by NSA and GCHQ. NIXI is managed and operated on a neutral basis and currently has eight operational NOCs located in Delhi (Noida), Mumbai (Vashi), Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Guwahati .[3]

Since 2005, NIXI has also created INRegistry (.in domain) as its autonomous body for maintenance of .IN domain.[4]

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.[5][6]

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  1. "NIXI-". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. "India's 1st 'Net exchange' to be ready soon". 4 September 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. "". Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ".IN Registry". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  5. Mathi, Sarvesh (4 January 2022). "Want to buy more than two .in domains? Get approval from NIXI CEO". MediaNama. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
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