Entries by Abi Smalley

CEO Report

What a tremendous welcome I’ve had to the Association, with many members and colleagues across the industry reaching out with their good wishes. Thank you to everyone who has made this first month so enjoyable – and productive. We have had our first online event and successfully supported NZIX in their AGM. We have also […]


The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 June, from 5pm (NZST). Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions this year’s event will be conducted online, via Zoom (Video Conference). Being on the New Zealand Internet Exchange Committee is a great way to get involved and give […]

IAA Appoint New CEO

Many of you will have received notification already or may have seen recent articles in the media announcing the news that the Association has appointed Narelle Clark as its new Chief Executive Officer. Narelle had been contracting as General Manager for the Association since October 2019 and was successful in securing the CEO role after […]

Automated DNS now in Operation

The technical team have not been quiet during the lockdown. After some considerable effort, we now have fully automated updates to the peering DNS records, for both forward and reverse lookup zones, across all IX Australia exchanges. Peering IP addresses can be queried as, “as10084.nsw.ix.asn.au”, and reverse DNS entries can be queried as “”. This […]

IAA to hold first Online Event

IAA is kicking off its online event series with a look at how the internet has been performing during the global pandemic. Join us for the panel session “Life Under Lockdown: how my network survived the pandemic” where we will discuss how providers have handled the impact of COVID-19. Date: 23 June Time: 1700 AEST […]

IAA Network Status Page

Last year IAA launched a new status page for members, detailing work and outages within the network. Over the coming weeks we will be migrating all registrations from our old platform across to our new status page. If you have not already registered to receive notifications, we encourage you to register now to be kept […]

Introducing Alice-LG

IAA has rolled out a new looking glass, offering more transparent routing information to its members. Alice-LG is global looking glass, covering all exchange points for IX Australia across all route servers. It is a concise application which houses all information in one location, saving members time actively having to search our multiple exchanges. Alice-LG […]

IAA Grows its Technical Team

Network Engineer Aaron Chidiac recently joined the IAA peering team. Aaron grew up teaching himself computing before completing a diploma in Information Technology Networking. After a traineeship and junior support role with a small ISP, Aaron was promoted and given responsibility for several projects including network consolidation, VoIP infrastructure and a national hardware migration. In […]