Euro-IX has accepted the industry definition of an IXP as:
"A network facility that enables the interconnection of more than two independent Autonomous Systems, primarily for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of Internet traffic. An IXP provides interconnection only for Autonomous Systems. An IXP does not require the Internet traffic passing between any pair of participating Autonomous Systems to pass through any third Autonomous System, nor does it alter or otherwise interfere with such traffic."
An organisation can apply for membership only if:
It meets the above definition
It is up and running with at least 3 peers and a published customers list
With 79 IXPs from 47 different countries, We provide a unique platform for IXPs to share information and discuss current topics and issues of interest. Benefits of joining include:
You can find more information in Becoming a Euro-IX Member
|Standard Membership||Associate membership||Remote Membership|
|Profile||Meets the joining requirements||Meets the joining requirements||Meets the joining requirements|
|Location||IXP located within the Euro-IX Region||IXP located anywhere in the world||IXP located anywhere in the world|
|Access to Website Services and Mailing Lists||YES||YES||YES|
|Access to Forum free of charge for 2 persons||YES||YES||NO|
|Accommodation Coverage during forums (2 pers / 2 nights)||YES||NO||NO|
Cancellation: Euro-IX must receive a communication from the Member before the 31st of October that states that they want to cancel their Membership as of the 31st of December of that same year. Otherwise the Member will be invoiced for the full 12 months of the following calendar year.
Euro-IX Board may terminate a Member's membership if it feels that it has in anyway acted outside the terms and conditions that have been agreed upon or it is felt that the Member is causing some harm to the Euro-IX community.
No refunds will be given for any Patronage fees already received