Draft Policy ARIN-2024-4

Internet Exchange Point Definition

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Matthew Gamble, Brian Jones

Current Text (21 May 2024)

Problem Statement:

The term “Internet Exchange Point” appears in the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) as an entity eligible for special allocations and treatment but is not clearly defined. This proposal seeks to define the term as it relates to ARIN policies.

Policy Statement:

2.18 Internet Exchange Point:

An Internet Exchange Point, also known as an Exchange Point, Internet Exchange, IX, IXP or NAP, is a shared, physical, Ethernet switching fabric used by three or more autonomous systems for the exchange of data destined for and between their respective networks.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate.

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 22 April 2024
Draft Policy 21 May 2024

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