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The Israel Internet Association, or ISOC-IL, is a non-profit entity founded in 1994. It is the Israeli branch of ISOC and manages the .il ccTLD for Israel. It also founded and operates the Israeli Internet eXchange.
The organization aims to secure and encourage internet growth and usage in Israel. It maintains close dialogue with government agencies and professional organizations to accomplish its goals.
Israeli Internet eXchange
The Israeli Internet eXchange, or IIX, was created by ISOC-IL to serve as a central meeting point of the Internet Service Providers in Israel. Its purpose is to route all intra-Israel Internet traffic among the operators as efficiently as possible, through the use of layer-3 switching router. Internet service providers can then connect to this exchange point using various technologies; once connected, they can exchange internet traffic amongst themselves, much like a telephone exchange, rather than a setup where each service provider must be connected to individually.