Packet Clearing House (PCH) is a not-for-profit research institute which operates public looking-glasses and routing data-collection facilities at many Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) around the world. In addition PCH nodes host many anycasted services. PCH currently host the country-code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) for more than three dozen countries large and small, a number of gTLDs, several root nameserver instances. Packet Clearing House, as part of its service to the Internet Community, offers anycasted secondary DNS service for country code top level domains (ccTLDs) and other critical infrastructure domains. PCH operates its servers at Internet exchange points to reach a wide range of network users.
Packet Clearing House provided support to Bangladesh Internet Exchange (BDIX) in the process of formation by supplying the switching equipment that forms the technological core of exchanges, besides their most valuable contribution is in the form of technical expertise, training and mediation with policy and economic officials of the local government. In forming new Internet exchanges, PCH facilitates a multi-phase process:
With support from PCH, BDIX is providing following support to all its members