Having a well maintained PeeringDB entry is a must-have for all networks engaged in interconnections, especially for all peering administrators. It gives you information about networks and shows other networks who might be interested in peering with you the basic data they need to know.
If you do not have an entry yet, you can register here for free. If you already have one, we recommend checking your entry from time to time to make sure it's up to date.
PeeringDB is a nonprofit, member-based organization
PeeringDB is a nonprofit, member-based organization that facilitates the exchange of user maintained interconnection information, primarily for peering coordinators and Internet Exchange, facility, and network operators.
Founded in 2004 by Richard Turkbergen (aka RAS) in a practical leight-weight approach, PeeringDB combines information about networks and the places where peering happens. Nowadays, interconnection mainly happens in data centers, colocation or meet-me-rooms and Internet Exchanges. These are called public peerings, or private peerings when done via PNI (Private Network Interconnect).
Run by volunteers
Ever since, PeeringDB is a 100 percent run by volunteers who dedicated their spare time to building and maintaining this community database. One of them is DE-CIX’s Chief Technology Evangelist and Co-Founder, Arnold Nipper.
Meanwhile, to give PeeringDB a solid foundation it is a registered company based in Seattle, WA. PeeringDB's services are for free. To guarantee operations and further development, PeeringDB fully relies on sponsoring donated from companies all over the world. DE-CIX is a proud sponsor of PeeringDB, and we invite every company engaged in network interconnection to create and maintain an entry.