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DE-CIX partners

To provide its world class interconnection services, DE-CIX works with various partners in the telecommunications industry. Partnering for DE-CIX means to intensify the business relationship between the parties in order to deliver best in class services to our customers.

Our partners include associations like eco who supports all kinds of Internet businesses that do business with or on the Internet, data center providers that operate state-of-the-art data centers, many major carriers helping to make the Internet Exchange locations a competitive and great environment for all Internet businesses, and last but not least our major hardware vendors.

Selected community partners can be found below. 

American Registry for Internet Numbers

ARIN is a nonprofit, member-based organization that supports the operation and growth of the Internet. ARIN accomplishes this by carrying out its core service, which is the management and distribution of Internet number resources such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). ARIN manages these resources within its service region, which is comprised of Canada, the United States, and many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands. ARIN also coordinates policy development by the community and advances the Internet through informational outreach.


DENOG is a community for professionals within Germany who are operating, designing or researching the Internet. It provides a technical forum where those working on, with and for the Internet can come together to solve problems with every aspect of their (net)work. The yearly DENOG meeting is designed to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information among network operators, engineers, researchers and other professionals close to the network community.

eco – Association of the Internet Industry

DE-CIX is owned by the eco association, the largest Internet industry association in Europe.

Since 1995, they have been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, a range of specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet themes are driven forward.

European Internet Exchange Association

Euro-IX gathers IXPs from around the world. It was formed in May 2001 with the intention to develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. A number of IXPs recognised a need to combine their resources in order to coordinate technical standards, develop common procedures, share and publish statistics and other useful information. This would in turn give all interested parties a better insight into the world of IXPs.

Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee

Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC) is an independent committee that promotes Internet diversity forming global Internet nexus points. IEIC’s charter is to utilize innovation and influence within the IEIC’s collective participants and industries to geographically harden Internet infrastructure ensuring the Internet will continue to stimulate economic development opportunities in communities around the globe, propelling the digital economy on a local and global basis.

DE-CIX is very proud to be one of the founding members, along with known names like Dr. Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet, and companies like Ford, Telxius, CenturyLink, Telia, Ciena, and many more.

The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security initiative (MANRS)

MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to eliminate the most common routing threats. It has launched an IXP program that broadens support for the primary objective of MANRS  to implement crucial fixes needed to eliminate the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. DE-CIX is one of the ten founding participants of MANRS, together with Asteroid, CABASE, CRIX, INEX, MSK-IX, Netnod, RINEX, TorIX, and YYCIX.


PeeringDB is THE tool for all peering administrators. As PeeringDB states about itself: "Specifically, we are a database of networks that are peering, where they are peering, and if they are likely to peer with you. If you don't know what peering is, and/or you don't currently engage in peering, this probably won't have any meaning for you." For every network that wants to peer, PeeringDB is a very important tool. We recommend to all our customers that they keep their PeeringDB entry up do date. 

RIPE Network Coordination Centre

RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in their service region. The most prominent activity is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the service region. They cover Europe, Central Asia, Middle-East and Russia.