ARIN-prop-332: Internet Exchange Point Definition

Date: 22 April 2024

Proposal Originator: Aaron Wendel and Martin Hannigan

Problem Statement:

The term “Internet Exchange Point” appears in the NPRM 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.

Comments: None at this time.