National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

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Recently, the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrated its 20th Foundation Day, reaffirming its unwavering dedication towards building India’s internet infrastructure.

About the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI):

  • It was established in 2003 as a not-for-profit organization under the Companies Act 2013.
  • It is tasked to increase Internet penetration and adoption in India by facilitating the various infrastructure aspects to enable the Internet ecosystem to be managed and used by the masses.
  • The four services which come under the NIXI:
    • Setting IXPs, towards Building Internet Exchange Points
    • .IN Registry towards building the .in domain digital identity
    • Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers (IRINN) towards Internet Protocol (IPv4 and IPv6) addresses adoption.
    • Data Centre services under NIXI-CSC towards data storage services.

Initiatives of NIXI

  • IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru): IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities that are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6.
  • It’s a joint effort of DOT, MeitY & community to promote IPv6.
  • NIXI Academy: NIXI Academy is created to educate technical/non-technical people in India to learn and relearn technologies like IPv6 which are normally not taught in Educational Institutes.
  • NIXI-IP-INDEX: NIXI has developed an IPv6 index portal for the Internet community. This portal will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world.


Q1) What is Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)?

It is the global organization responsible for managing the coordination and administration of the Internet's unique identifiers. It oversees several functions, including the allocation of IP addresses, management of the domain name system (DNS), and the coordination of the assignment of domain names

Source: NIXI turns 20 in its continuous journey towards the digital transformation of India