What are the differences between AWS accounts and AISPL accounts?

Last updated: 2021-11-12

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., or its affiliates, but AISPL accounts are administered by Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.

To sign up for an AISPL account, see Signing up for AISPL.

If you have an existing account with an address in India, your account is either AWS or AISPL, depending on when you opened the account. To know whether your account is with AWS or AISPL, see Determining which company your account is with.

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 AWS Billing and Cost Management console.
  • Upfront fees for Reserved Instances and subscription charges for AWS Support plans must be paid manually.
  • AISPL accounts can't 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 type a security code provided by your financial institution.
  • AISPL accounts can't change the country attributed to the account's physical address.

Note: If you purchase services from other sellers of record, such as the AWS Marketplace, then you might be billed differently for those services.

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