What is an Internet Exchange Point (IXP)?

An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks (CDNs) exchange Internet traffic. By connecting to an IXP, ISPs and CDNs can reduce the cost of traffic exchange, improve network performance, and enhance the reliability and security of their connections.

At Ylinx, we offer a state-of-the-art IXP that enables our members to enjoy these benefits, contributing to the growth and stability of the Internet ecosystem.

Benefits of Joining Our IXP

When you join Ylinx, you can expect:

  1. Reduced costs: By exchanging traffic directly with other members, you can significantly reduce the cost of transit and peering.
  2. Improved performance: Direct connections at our IXP allow for lower latency and faster data transfer, enhancing the end-user experience.
  3. Increased reliability: Our IXP provides a resilient network infrastructure that minimizes the risk of downtime and connection issues.
  4. Enhanced security: By exchanging traffic locally, you can reduce your exposure to security threats and vulnerabilities.
  5. Collaborative community: Join a growing community of ISPs, CDNs, and other stakeholders dedicated to improving the Internet ecosystem.

You can join us at the following locaitons

  1. Location 1:
    • Country: United States
    • City: New York City
    • Street Address: 7 Teleport Dr, New York, NY 10001
    • Hosting Provider: Equinix
  2. Location 2:
    • Country: United States
    • City: Sarasota
    • Street Address: 4281 Express Lane, Sarasota, FL 34238
    • Hosting Provider: Hurricane Electric
  3. Location 3:
    • Country: United States
    • City: Denver
    • Street Address: 910 15th St, Suite 740, Denver, CO, 80202
    • Hosting Provider: NTT Communications
  4. Location 4:
    • Country: Dubai
    • City: Dubai
    • Street Address: International Media Production Zone, Building F90, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Hosting Provider: Equinix Dubai DX1
  5. Location 5:
    • Country: Australia
    • City: Sydney
    • Street Address: 80 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060
    • Hosting Provider: NextDC

Online Joining Policy

Joining Ylinx is a straightforward process. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Review eligibility requirements: Ensure that your organization meets our eligibility criteria. We accept ISPs, CDNs, network operators, and other organizations that operate autonomous systems (ASes) and have a public ASN.
  2. Contact us with your company details: Contact us with your organization’s details, including your ASN, contact information, and desired port speed.
  3. Sign the agreement: After reviewing your application, we’ll send you a copy of our Ylinx Peering Agreement. Please review, sign, and return it to us.
  4. Submit a Letter of Authorization (LOA): If you plan to use a third-party cross-connect provider, submit an LOA for the cross-connect.
  5. Set up your equipment: Upon approval, you’ll receive instructions on how to set up your equipment and establish a connection to our IXP.
  6. Configure peering sessions: Finally, configure your BGP peering sessions with other members, and you’ll be ready to start exchanging traffic.

Fees and Charges

Our fee structure is designed to be fair and transparent. Details of fees and charges will be shared with you after the initial contract.

Support and Resources

We’re committed to helping our members succeed. As part of your membership, you’ll have access to technical support, network monitoring, and troubleshooting assistance. We also offer educational resources and host regular events, such as workshops and webinars, to help you stay informed about industry trends and best practices.

Join Ylinx today and experience the benefits of fast, secure, and reliable connectivity! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.