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Industry: Internet
Founded: Sweden, 1997
Headquarters: Franzéngatan 5,
Country: Sweden
Facebook: Netnod
LinkedIn: Netnod
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@netnod
Key People
Kurt Erik (Kurtis) Lindqvist, CEO
Håkan Hellström, Operations Manager

Nurani Nimpuno, Outreach and Communications Manager

Netnod is a non-profit organization based in Sweden and established in the year 1997. It is a neutral and an independent Internet infrastructure organization which operates from Sweden. It is privately owned by a foundation by the name “TU-stiftelsen”. It has its reign in five major cities operating six internet exchanges in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Sundsvall and Luleå where the operators can improve connectivity and exchange of traffic. The organization is also said to be a continuation of D-GIX. It owns the title of first Internet Exchange (IX) to use DPT/SRP/RPR/802.17 and then switching to Gigabit Ethernet. Netnod IX has been the highest amount of traffic exchanger in Europe which is IPv6 enabled.

Netnod also has hands-on experience in providing value added services like RIPE Internet Routing Registry (IRR), Bredbandskollen which is a speed test service, DNS root server, slave services for many DNS TLD’s, and distribution of Swedish official time through NTP (Network Time Protocol). These services offered through Netnod’s AS number AS8674.

It also provides anycast and unicast slave services to variety of TLD’s worldwide with the help of its respectable product DNSNODE. In addition to this, it also operates the thirteen ranked logical DNS root name server called as

Some of the above mentioned services were offered by “Autonomica” which was a full-owned subsidiary of Netnod. In 2010 it was merged with Netnod leaving a single name. [1]

IX services

It is the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Scandinavia and is one of the oldest in Europe. These exchange points are categorized under layer 2 service built on Gigabit Ethernet technology. The connections are offered at the speed of 10Gbps or 1Gbps.

This service is preferred by most of the consumers because it offers robust and reliable Internet exchange infrastructure. This also involves direct exchange of traffic which brings down the cost of transit and private interconnections. On the contrary, if it operates at any of the mentioned Netnod official exchange point it further brings down the cost and increases the speed considerably and reducing redundancy on the other hand. [2]


The Netnod’s board is responsible for strategy planning and the measures to be adopted for achieving the future term goals and ensuring the ongoing activities will lead company to a bright future ahead.

It also shoulder’s responsibilities of deciding the annual budget in reference to the update of finance section and the other financial activities. The board members are appointed by the foundation who owns the company. The board meetings are held six times in a year to discuss about the steps to be taken in future for the further progress of the company. [3]

Partners and co-operation

Netnod strives hard to accomplish its mission to work for the improvement of the internet world. The few national, international and regional partners of Netnod are:-