So let's summarize this section. The PeeringDB is considered an industry best practice so that network operators can promote the interconnects they participate in and attract more peering partners. Internet exchange points use the PeeringDB so they can show their participants and help make the interconnect more attractive for other potential participants. The Internet Routing Registry is an industry best practice so that network operators can document which autonomous system is originating their prefixes and is used by network operators to filter prefixes received from their customers and peers.

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