National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrates its 18th Foundation Day

  • Organises webinar on “Digital Economy – expanding footprints” to mark the occasion
  • NIXI will provide a personalized e-mail with 10GB space on demand to every .IN user : announces Secretary MeitY, Ajay Sawhney during event

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) today celebrated its 18th Foundation Day. For the last 18 years, NIXI has been contributing to Indian Internet Ecosystem. NIXI, the first Internet Exchange of the country facilitate peering of ISPs among themselves for the purpose of routing the domestic traffic within the country, instead of taking it all the way to US/Abroad, thereby resulting in a better quality of service and reduced bandwidth charges for ISPs by saving international currency on International Bandwidth. NIXI is also the .IN Registry managing India’s country code top level domain (ccTLD) - .IN. NIXI also manages the National Internet Registry of the country delegating Internet Protocol addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System numbers to the Indian Affiliates. 

On the occasion of completing 18 years, the National Internet Exchange of India hosted a webinar on “Digital Economy – expanding footprints”. The Webinar was chaired by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India  and was moderated by Anil Kumar Jain, CEO NIXI along with panelists, TV Ramachandran (Founder & CEO of advisory), Leonid Todorov (GM at the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association), Nilaya Varma (Founder & CEO of Primus Partners) and Gaurab Raj Upadhaya (Chair APNIC Executive Council).

Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY said, “The efforts of the government and MeitY for pushing the digital agenda has resulted in India moving up the world digital competitiveness rankings. While India continues moving up the ladder, it is also significant to note that employment opportunities will rise exponentially as well. India has the potential to create multiple millions of  jobs by 2025 due to the digital productivity surge. This means India is perfectly poised to make the dream of a 1 trillion economies by 2025 a reality. It’s an exciting journey – and we at MeitY are honoured to be a part of this digital ecosystem upsurge. The future for digital has never looked brighter!”

In line with the overall growth, the peering traffic through NIXI has been steadily rising. NIXI is also credited with localizing internet domains and encouraging websites to register with the .in address. Its efforts have seen fruition as India surpassed 2.7 million registrations of .in domain, making India the third-largest nation in Asia in the country-centric, top-level domain growth. Further, the company has also set out to promote local content with its .भारत initiatives.

Secretary, Meity also announced through this webinar that NIXI will provide a personalized e-mail with 10GB space to every .IN user. This e-mail will be available on demand. A user may approach to get a free personalized e-mail. This is perhaps a unique offer by any ccTLD in the world. 

Starting with five languages, the. भारत domain is now available in all 22 official Indian languages.