The INEX Memorandum and Articles of Association are available as a separate download.
The Internet Neutral Exchange (INEX) is a member owned organisation which facilitates providers of Internet services to easily interconnect within Ireland, and hence improve connectivity and service for their customers nationally and internationally.
INEX operates switches at which members can connect to shared-access Ethernet networks (LANs) provisioned in high-specification, custom-built data centres.
Membership of INEX is for recognised legal entities whose business includes Internet transmission of content or services.
The operation of INEX is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Internet Neutral Exchange Association Ltd. The governing law for INEX and this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is that of Ireland.
This MoU describes the requirements for new Members to join INEX, and the ongoing requirements for Members.
The final authority over INEX is the Committee, which comprises eight persons who are elected in accordance with the Articles of Association by the authorised representatives of the full member organisations. The Committee shall operate and abide by the Rules and Constitution of INEX. The Committee shall have final authority to interpret this MoU.
There are costs associated with the operation of INEX. These costs will be recovered from the Members on an equitable, shared basis. INEX is a company limited by guarantee, with no shareholders, operating on a not-for-profit basis.
New Members will pay the appropriate set-up and annual fees, as determined from time to time by the Committee and published in the INEX schedule of membership fees. New Members joining during the year will pay fees prorated to the beginning of the month in which they join.
Existing Members will pay the agreed annual fees for that year within 30 days of the due date. The fees will be reviewed at least once a year by the Committee so as to cover the projected costs of the upcoming year.
Port connectivity will be charged at the appropriate connection rate as published in the INEX schedule of membership fees. If a Member requires additional services from INEX these may be charged for separately, by agreement.
All Members are required at all times to adhere to both the Organisational Requirements and Technical Requirements of INEX, as set out below. Prior to their membership application being approved, new Members must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Committee, that they will be able to meet these requirements. Members who cease to meet any of these requirements subsequent to joining may lose their membership, subject to the Memorandum and Articles of Association of INEX. The Committee may amend the Requirements below from time to time and will publish these changes on the INEX web site. Members agree to comply with any amendments within 30 days. Members must not use the name “INEX” or “Internet Neutral Exchange Association” in any publicity, advertising or company literature without prior consent of the Chief Executive of INEX or the Committee, acting on behalf of the Members.