Neutral Internet eXchange
NIX.CZ allows you to connect, interact and share in whole new ways.
 

General

What is NIX.CZ?
NIX.CZ, z.s.p.o. is a professional association of legal entities, i.e. Internet Service Providers from the Czech Republic and abroad, with the aim of interconnecting their networks. The Association also provides various other services to its customers.
What is peering?
Peering is the interconnection of separate Internet networks for the purpose of exchanging data traffic between them. Peering agreements usually do not include any financial settlement.
Who should I contact in urgent cases?
Send your inquiries to noc@nix.cz.
What should I do if I forget my login details to the NIX.CZ intranet?
Go to www.nix.cz ,and in the Intranet section, please click on "Password Reset", then just proceed according to the displayed instructions.
 
 

Association Membership

What conditions do I have to fulfil to become member of the NIX.CZ association?
General Condition of Affiliation:
1. Carry out activities related to the Internet.
2. Have your own autonomous system number (ASN) assigned. In case any legal entity applying for membership in the NIX.CZ Association has not been assigned their own ASN, it is necessary to provide written permission from the owner of the ASN.
What is the formal procedure of affiliation ?
1. Fill in and sign the Membership Application and send it to our registered office.
2. After the application is approved by the Board of Directors, you will receive the Membership fee payment notice.
3. Your intranet access will be set up on the first day of membership in the association.
4. Enter and update the information on the Intranet.
5. Port installation.
What are the steps to connect to the infrastructure of the NIX.CZ Association?
1. Become a participant of the NIX.CZ Association.
2. To connect a port to the infrastructure of the NIX.CZ Association it is necessary to arrange installation of data cable (metallic or fibre) connected to the NIX.CZ racks.
When does membership of the NIX.CZ Association begin?
Membership of the NIX.CZ Association begins on the first calendar day of the following month after the Membership fee has been paid.
What are the advantages of being a member as opposed to a customer?
Each association member has the right to take part in general meetings and thus participate in the development and financial management of the Association.
Each member has the possibility to participate in workshops organized by the NIX.CZ Association free of charge.
In the case of the liquidation of the Association its members are eligible for a share of the liquidation balance.
Who can participate in general meetings?
Each Association member is represented at general meetings by their statutory body or a member (members) of their statutory body who is, as evidenced by a current extract from the commercial register, authorized to act on behalf of the association member, or by a representative on the basis of written power of attorney.
What should I do if I want to leave the NIX.CZ Association?
Any association member is authorized to withdraw from the Association by sending a written notice of withdrawal addressed to the Board of Directors.
In such a case the membership terminates as of the last day of the month in which the notice of withdrawal was delivered to the Board of Directors.
 
 

Customers of the Association

What conditions do I have to fulfil to use the services of NIX.CZ association?
General Conditions of Service Supply:
1. Carry out activities related to the Internet.
2. Have your own autonomous system number (ASN) assigned. In case any legal entity applying for membership in the NIX.CZ Association has not been assigned their own ASN, it is necessary to provide written permission from the owner of the ASN.
3. Undertake to comply with the conditions set out in the Operating Rules of the NIX.CZ Association and in the Pricelist of the NIX.CZ Association.
What is the formal procedure of service connection ?
1. Fill in and sign the Service Supply Application and send it to our registered office.
2. By return, you will receive an Agreement on Service Delivery which needs to be signed and sent to our registered office.
3.Your intranet access will be set up after receipt of the signed copy of the Agreement on Service Delivery.
4. Enter and update the information on the Intranet.
5. Port installation.
What are the steps to connect to the infrastructure of the NIX.CZ association?
1.Become a customer of the NIX.CZ Association.
2. To connect a port to the infrastructure of the NIX.CZ Association it is necessary to arrange installation of data cable (metallic or fibre) connected to the NIX.CZ racks.
When do I become a customer of NIX.CZ?
You become a customer on the day when the Agreement on Service Delivery has been signed by both contracting parties.
How should I proceed if I want to leave the NIX.CZ Association?
The Customer may give written notice of the termination, without the need to provide cause. The termination notice period is three months and is counted from the first day of the calendar month immediately following the date on which the notice is received by NIX.CZ's registered office.
 
 

Top level domain

What is a TLD?
A Top Level Domain is an Internet domain of the highest level within the Internet domain names structure. It is the last part of an Internet domain name, that is, the group of letters that follow the final dot of any domain name (e.g. in www.nix.cz the TLD is “cz”).
There are three types of TLD – country-code TLD, generic (e.g. org) TLD and infrastructure TLD.
What services does NIX.CZ provide to TLD administrators?
NIX.CZ offers the possibility for TLD administrators to install secondary DNS servers on the Association’s premises and networks. The Association provides fully air-conditioned facilities for servers and an electric power supply. Due to the diverse demands of TLD administrators, each contract is prepared individually.
What is the formal process of joining the NIX.CZ Association?
1. Send your installation requirements to info@nix.cz.
2. By return, you will receive a draft of the DNS Hosting Agreement.
3. Server installation is then carried out according to the individual needs of the TLD administrator.
4. Installation fee settlement
What are the steps to connect to the infrastructure of the NIX.CZ Association?
The technology needed for the operation of the TLD is delivered to the Association’s address. The technical parameters of the TLD connection to the NIX.CZ infrastructure are then customized to respond to the individual requirements of each TLD administrator.
 
 

How much does it cost?

How much is membership of the NIX.CZ Association?
The price is based on the current Pricelist of the Association and consists of the membership fee (initial), installation and monthly fees and other fees where applicable.
The membership fee is due to be paid upon request before joining the Association and does not constitute taxable income of the Association.
A Lump-sum invoice for the installation of ports is sent on the day of port connection and is due to be paid within 21 days.
Monthly fees and basic services are invoiced quarterly as an aggregate sum, always as of the last day of March, June, September and December and should be paid within 21 days . Quarterly invoicing also includes interest on late payments incurred due to the late payment of invoices for services and installations in the previous quarter, or other fees, in conformity with the current Pricelist of the Association.
How much do customers pay for using the services of the NIX.CZ Association?
The price is based on the current Pricelist of the Association and consists of the setup fee, installation fees and monthly fees.
The exact amount is specified in the Agreement on Service Delivery.
The invoice for the Setup fee including the port(s) installation fee(s) under the Agreement on Service Delivery is sent as an aggregate sum as of the date of the Contract conclusion with a deadline of 21 days for payment.
The monthly fees and the basic service are invoiced quarterly as an aggregate sum, always as of the last day of March, June, September and December with a deadline of 21 days for payment .
Quarterly invoicing also includes interest on late payments incurred due to the late payment of invoices for services and installations in the previous quarter, or other fees in conformity with the current pricelist of the Association.
Do I need to pay an installation fee in case of a re-connection?
Yes. In the case that the provision of services is interrupted due to failure to pay the due amount, the relevant installation fee will be charged upon the restoration of services.
Do I pay for port disconnection?
No. Disconnection of a port is not subject to any fee but you need to inform us of the required date of port disconnection by contacting noc@nix.cz.
Do I pay for an increase or decrease in port capacity?
Yes. When changing the capacity of a port to a higher or lower level, an installation fee for the required port needs to be paid according to the current pricelist.
Can I obtain a discount when connecting from more places?
No. NIX.CZ provides no discounts for multiple connections.
From what point am I charged for connection to the NIX.CZ infrastructure?
For members, the basic service (connection) is charged from their membership commencement date. Fees for the services of the physical port connection are charged from the day of port installation.
For customers, the service fee is charged from the day of port installation.
What happens if I fail to pay on time?
In the case of defaults on payments the NIX.CZ association is authorized to charge the debtor interest on late payments amounting to 0.1% of the due amount for each commenced day of delay and the debtor is obliged to pay such interest when asked to do so.
Details of defaults are also published on the Association’s Intranet until such time as the due amount is paid in full.
In case any Association member or customer fails to pay the due amount within two weeks from receiving the written notice, the Association is entitled to suspend the provision of services.
 
 

Technical Matters

How do I proceed when changing a MAC address?
The change of a MAC address only needs to be announced if you are applying for equipment configuration or replacement while the EtherChannel is configured. This router address is configured statically in ACL on the NIX side.
How do I know if we are prepared for IPv6?
If your active elements support the IPv6 protocol, you only need to send an application for the assignment of an IPv6 address to noc@nix.cz. One physical port is assigned one IPv6 address. For more details, see Clause PI/13 and PI/14 of the Operating Rules.
Who administers the cabling? (And other equipment).
The interconnection to a NIX node is arranged by the customer on the basis of an agreement of interconnection in a particular telehouse accommodating NIX Association’s technologies. The available interfaces are listed in Clause PI/2 of the Operating Rules.
What is port trunking (EtherChannel)?
This permits the grouping together of several physical links to create one logical Ethernet link for the purpose of providing fault-tolerance and high-speed links between switches, routers and servers. An EtherChannel can, naturally, be used even for three or more physical links. For further details please see Clause PI/4 of the Operating Rules.