Why Volunteer?

Become a part of the OIX community. Spend a few hours each month surrounded by others with your same interests and passion for the internet. Plus, it's a lot of fun!

Direct Impact

Have a direct impact on decisions the govern the organization. We are a small group, your voice will be heard!

Contribute and Lead

Have the opportunity to contribute to and even lead projects that you feel truly passionate about.


Become a part of a gathering of friends on our biweekly calls, we focus on getting the job done but still always have time for a few laughs!


OIX is a great networking opportunity as we have members from almost every area of the world of interconnection.

Let’s Work Together

A lot of attention gets placed upon content. But what about the infrastructure that this content travels on? Without standards in place for these physical entities to adhere to, Internet traffic would be inconsistent, unreliable and insecure. With our standards we are able to certify Internet Exchanges and Data Centers that create the physical backbone of the internet.

These standards were built by community consensus and need to be continually reviewed and redefined as new and improved technologies and methods for exchanges and data centers are built.

We are reaching out to the community to ask for your help and input. Whether it’s simply suggestions and feedback or becoming a member of one of our committees, we would love to hear from you. More than that, we need to hear from you.

Let’s work together to make the Internet a more reliable and secure place. Our world runs online and the builders and providers of this digital highway system need to be educated, advised and accountable for the services that they provide.


Our Committees

The OIX Committees are 100% comprised of volunteers. These committees are our bridge to the community and the life force of the organization.

Internet Exchange Point Standards (IXP) Committee

Develops and maintains the OIX-1 technical and operational standards for IXPs.

Data Center & Edge Standards (DC-Edge) Committee

Develops and maintains the OIX-2 technical and operational standards for Data Centers and maintains the OIX-3 technical and operational standards for Edge Data Centers.

Product Committee

Tasked with promoting OIX in the community and driving membership.

Community Engagement Committee

Tasked with engagement and amplification of OIX initiatives through partnerships and educational outreach.

Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Committee

Develops and maintains community-regulated BCOP documents.