National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Recently, the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) took a decision to offer a free Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) in any of the official Indian languages. The free IDN will be provided with every IN domain booked by the registrant. The offer will be valid for new users registering up to January 31, 2021. This would encourage the adoption of Internationalized Domain Name, including in the local languages. Thus, it would also enable proliferation of local language content.

About NIXI

  • NIXI stands for The National Internet Exchange of India. It is a non-profit Company.
  • It was incorporated under Section 25 of the India Companies Act, 1956. Now, the NIXI comes under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  • It was incorporated and started with the objective to facilitate the improved internet services within the territory of India.
  • The exchange was officially registered on June 19, 2003.

Function on NIXI

The NIXI helps in facilitating the exchange of domestic Internet traffic in between the peering ISP, Content players and other organizations having their own AS number. Thus, the exchange enables more efficient use of international bandwidth. It saves the foreign exchange. The NIXI seeks to improve the Quality of Services (QoS) for Internet users as it avoids the multiple international hops. It helps in the functioning of the IN Registry. It is also involved in managing and operation of IN country-code domain. The exchange is also involved in managing and operating Internet protocol.

Operational NOC

NIXI is managed and operated on a neutral basis. The exchange has eight operational NOC as of now. The NOCs are located in Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Guwahati and Ahmedabad.

Companies Act 2013

It is an Act of the Parliament of India that regulates the incorporation of a company, responsibilities of a company, directors and dissolution of a company. This act has been divided into 29 chapters having 470 sections. It has amended the Companies Act, 1956 and replaced it on August 29, 2013. The Act was officially enforced on September 12, 2013.

Written by IAS POINT

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