Three initiatives inaugurated under National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

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  • April 16, 2021
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Three initiatives inaugurated under National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Information technology

In news

  • Three initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) were recently inaugurated. 
  • Inaugurated by: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)

Key takeaways 

  • IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru)
  • IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities who are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6. 
  • It’s a joint effort of DOT, MeitY & community to promote IPv6. 
  • The expert panel group comprises members from government and private organizations.
  • NIXI Academy: NIXI Academy is created to educate technical/non-technical people in India to learn and relearn technologies like IPv6 which are normally not taught in Educational Institutes.
  • NIXI-IP-INDEX: NIXI has developed an IPv6 index portal for the Internet community. NIXI-IP-INDEX portal will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world.

Important value additions 

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) 

  • It is a not-for-profit organization (section 8 of the Companies Act 2013) working since 2003 for spreading the internet infrastructure to the citizens of India through the following activities:
  1. Internet Exchanges through which the internet data is exchanged amongst ISP’s, Data Centers and CDNs.
  2. .IN Registry, managing and operation of .IN country code domain and .भारत IDN domain for India.
  3. IRINN, managing and operating Internet protocol (IPv4/IPv6).

Do you know? 

  • Internet Protocol version 6 is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol, the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet

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