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What are the differences between AWS accounts and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) accounts?

The main difference between AWS accounts and AISPL accounts is the seller of record. AWS accounts are administered by Amazon Web Services, Inc., but AISPL accounts are administered by Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.

If you entered an Indian address when you created your account, your account is with AISPL. Otherwise, your account is with AWS.

Here are some other ways that AISPL accounts are different from AWS accounts:

  • By default, AISPL accounts are billed in Indian Rupees (INR).
  • Monthly bills for AISPL accounts must be paid manually each month in the Billing and Cost Management console.
  • Up-front fees for Reserved Instances and subscription charges for AWS Support plans must be paid manually.
  • AISPL accounts cannot sell Reserved Instances on the Reserved Instance Marketplace.
  • You might be required to verify your payment method when you make a payment. For example, you might be asked to enter a security code provided by your financial institution.
  • AISPL accounts cannot change the country attributed to the account's physical address.


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Published: 2017-07-19

Updated: 2018-04-09