Entries by Abi Smalley

CEO Report – July 2020

We have had another busy month at IAA. After running the first successful online event, we hosted a more technical deep dive on RPKI and are compiling an event program that will take us to the end of the year. Thank you to those who have made suggestions for topics and speakers, and particularly to […]

Welcome Back Tanzia

IAA is pleased to be able to welcome back Tanzia Hewer to the Association following her parental leave. Tanzia will be working directly with IAA CEO, Narelle Clark, assisting her with administration tasks, as well as taking on the day to day business operations and governance support for the New Zealand Internet Exchange. It is […]

RPKI Deployment Explored in Latest IAA Event

Members and friends this month enjoyed a deep dive into RPKI implementation as part of our Life Under Lockdown series. On the topic of ‘How to avoid heists, hijacks and hostages’ the importance of BGP security was covered. Several ways of keeping your routing table secure and in sync with APNIC (and other) authoritative sources […]

IAA responds to Department Consultation

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has released the third part of its Consumer Safeguards review. The latest consultation looks to position Australia’s consumer safeguards for a post-2020 environment. Part C reviews how best to provide choice and fairness in the consumer-provider relationship, including the role of industry self-regulation, legacy consumer protections […]

Geoff Huston to Present on Trust at NFH Event

IAA has been supporting APNIC’s Networking from Home initiative over the last few months. The final event in the series is on Tuesday 4th August, starting at 11am AEST and we encourage our members to attend. Listen to Geoff Huston as he looks at the framework of trust in today’s Internet and explores the weakness […]


Due to TPG closing the old PIPE DC3 facility in Brisbane, the team recently completed a rearrangement of the network across QLD-IX. We’ve built a new link between the Over The Wire and NextDC B2 facilities in Fortitude Valley, and without interruption to service. All of our systems have now vacated DC3.

IAA to Implement RPKI

Those of you who attended the Life under Lockdown session will have seen the following timetable for IAA’s implementation of RPKI: Milestone When Metrics and reporting to members Now RS1 Upgrades 17th – 18th August, 2020 RS2 Upgrades 24th – 25th August, 2020 Route Server Automation (including AS – SET updates 1st September, 2020 Drop […]

Switch Upgrades

Our latest round of switch upgrades has commenced, with SYD1 being the first. We will be migrating over from a single (full!) switch to a pair of X870 switches giving us ample room for growth and a newer, more reliable switch fabric. With two switches in place we will have better redundancy and terminate our […]


IAA Annual General Meeting – Save the Date

The Internet Association of Australia would like to invite all members to save the date for our 2020 Annual General Meeting. Date: Tuesday 8th September Time: 3.00pm AWST / 5.00pm AEST Location:  Zoom (Video Conference) We will be holding this year’s AGM online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Further details, including how to register, will be circulated to the voting contacts […]