Digital India Initiatives

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Mains level: Not Much


Central Idea: The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) marked its 20th Foundation Day.

What is NIXI?

  • NIXI is a not-for-profit Organization under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 and was registered on 19th June 2003.
  • It’s an initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) vision 1000 days.
  • It is tasked with increasing Internet penetration and adoption in India by facilitating infrastructure aspects.

NIXI provides four key services:

  1. Internet Exchange Points: NIXI sets up and manages Internet Exchange Points, which enhance Internet connectivity and the exchange of data.
  2. .IN Registry: NIXI oversees the .in domain digital identity, promoting its adoption and growth.
  3. IRINN: NIXI facilitates the adoption of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses through its Internet Registry and Information Network.
  4. Data Centre Services: NIXI-CSC offers secure and reliable data storage services, further strengthening the digital ecosystem.

Key initiatives of NIXI

  • IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru): A joint effort of DOT, MeitY, and the community to support Indian entities in adopting IPv6.
  • NIXI Academy: Created to educate people in India on technologies like IPv6 that are not typically taught in educational institutes.
  • NIXI-IP-INDEX: Developed an IPv6 index portal to showcase the adoption rate in India and worldwide.

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