INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
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INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange
INEX - Internet Neutral Exchange


INEX is a neutral, industry-owned Association, founded in 1996, that provides IP peering facilities for its members. INEX membership is open to all organisations that can benefit from peering their IP traffic. There are currently 108 members.

Our objective is to provide high-speed, reliable and resilient IP traffic exchange facilities for both Irish and International organisations, allowing them to route IP traffic efficiently thereby providing faster, more reliable and lower-latency internet access for their customers. The INEX switching centres are located in five secure data centres around Dublin; Telecity Group in both Kilcarbery Park and Citywest Business Campus, Interxion DUB1 and Interxion DUB2 in Park West, and the Vodafone data centre in Clonshaugh. The infrastructure is connected by dedicated resilient fibre links.

INEX is a member of Euro-IX.

Boost to INEX Cork as New Root DNS Instance to be Established by RIPE NCC

Following its successful launch in early April, INEX Cork has been boosted further by the announcement that a new Root DNS Server instance - a critical component of supporting infrastructure on the Internet - will be hosted in Cork by INEX. Root DNS servers are used as part of the process to convert domain names ( into their IP addresses (e.g. and are critical to ensuring the efficient operation of the Internet.

Momentous Day for Cork’s Internet Future as INEX Cork is Launched

INEX, the Internet Neutral Exchange Association, has announced that INEX Cork has gone live and the first Internet traffic has passed over the exchange. INEX Cork, which was launched at an event in Cork city centre today (7th April), was built to facilitate the growing Internet traffic and Internet dependent businesses in the Cork and South West region. INEX Cork will allow connected ISPs and content networks to exchange Internet traffic and keep local traffic local.

INEX Cork Launch

The launch of INEX Cork will take place on Thursday, 7th April in the Clarion Hotel, Cork City. The launch will take place at 12.00 Noon and will be followed at 12.30pm by a buffet lunch. If you would like to attend the launch and mark this significant boost to Internet infrastructure in the Cork and the South West region, please contact You can download the official invitation here.

INEX Announces a Regional Internet Exchange in Cork

The creation of INEX Cork will help foster the existing positive momentum in the communications industry in the region.

INEX (Internet Neutral Exchange Association), Ireland’s Internet Peering Point, has announced that it will open its first regional Internet exchange point in Cork. The announcement of the new Internet Exchange (IX) reflects the growing Internet and digital economy in Cork and will provide a facility that will ensure that Internet traffic is served locally in the region, where possible.

INEX Welcomes Its 100th Member

INEX Welcomes Its 100th Member and Completes Its Successful Hosting of ICANN54 Meeting in Dublin

2,400 Delegates Attend To Discuss Policy and Process For The Management of The Internet

6th PoP for INEX at Northwest Business Park

The INEX switching centres are located in six secure data centres around Dublin; Telecity Group in Kilcarbery Park, Citywest Business Campus and Northwest Business Park, Interxion DUB1 and Interxion DUB2 in Park West, and the Vodafone data centre in Clonshaugh. The infrastructure is connected by dedicated resilient fibre links.

About INEX

INEX Membership Charges for 2015

INEX, Ireland’s Internet Exchange, is pleased to announce that its 2015 port charges have been significantly reduced for the 7th year running. At €800 per month, a 10 Gigabit port costs less than a third of what it cost in 2007, and less than a 1 Gigabit port cost at that time (now €200 per month).

INEX Joins as Sponsor of Host in Ireland

The Host in Ireland Initiative’s Goal is to Educate End-Users about the Benefits of Hosting Digital Assets in Ireland


INEX Cork Launch – Thursday, April 7th, 2016

In Clarion Hotel at 12:00

INEX Cork will be officially launched at an event in the Clarion Hotel, Cork City on Thursday, 7th April at 12.00 Noon.

The launch will be followed by a buffet lunch and an opportunity to network with those attending

Barry Rhodes: Chief Executive, INEX

Cork Launch     [PRES]
To register to attend, please email

2016 - March 10th Dean Hotel – Thursday, March 10th, 2016

In Blue Room, Dean Hotel Dublin at 13:00

The INEX meeting will take place on Thursday, March 10th in the Dean Hotel Dublin. Here's the lineup: 1:00 Intros 1:10 Chris Russell, Arista Networks – High speed, low-cost peering – Selective Route Installation Higher 40/100G density and cheaper, with fewer prefixes but those that matter. 1:45 Nick Hilliard, INEX CTO – INEX Operations Update 2:05 Ronan Mullally, Akamai – Preparing for a DDoS Attack 2:30 INEX AGM, Donal Cunningham, INEX Vice Chairperson 3:00 Coffee Break 3:30 Vesna Manojlovic, RIPE NCC – An update from RIPE NCC and RIPE Atlas 4:05 Elise Jasinska, Big Wave IT – Automating IXP Device Configurations with Ansible 4:45 Barry Rhodes, Chief Executive – an update on INEX Developments 5:00 Meeting Sponsor - Alan McNab, Arista Networks 5:05 Eileen Gallagher – Meeting close 5:15 INEX post-meeting social on the 5th Floor Terrace of the Dean Hotel

Donal Cunningham: Vice-chairperson, INEX

AGM     [PRES] The INEX AGM and election of Committee, if required.

Nick Hilliard: CTO, INEX

Operations Update     [PRES]
Many thanks to Arista Networks for their generous sponsorship of this meeting. The meeting will run from 1pm until 5pm and will be followed by drinks and food. If you would like to attend, please register by emailing
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