The Internet Association of Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Narelle Clark as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. After an exhaustive search, the Board determined that Narelle’s combination of deep Internet expertise, all-round industry knowledge and drive will enable the Association to move to the next level. The high regard with which Narelle is held across the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IAA members operating as Retail Service Providers (RSPs) will be able to apply for NBN Co’s COVID-19 relief package announced last week. The relief package, developed in response to an industry consultation process involving internet service providers, government and consumer groups, aims to assist customers and families affected by the pandemic. $50 million of the […]

Following on from the article in last month’s newsletter IAA have been working through the steps to implement Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS).  In our efforts to keep the IXP secure, we plan to facilitate a roundtable with the MANRS.org team to start promoting best practice in routing security to members. For more […]

IX Australia is aware several of our members are currently in NEXTDC’s Melbourne M2 data centre with a line to M1 through a third-party carrier for peering. The team at IX Australia are keen to hear if our members would be interested in us delivering services at M2. Should we build a new POP there? […]

Due to the current situation arising from COVID-19, our 2020 events plan will be postponed until we can ensure meeting face to face is safe for our staff, members and the wider community. As an alternative to in person socials, we are working towards running online social and professional development events including meet ups, webinars […]

IAA has seen a more than 30% increase in aggregate traffic across our IXs over the last two weeks. Previously, it would have taken 6 to 12 months for this sort of growth. Rather than the usual traffic pattern, the increase is hitting the internet right across the day. With businesses and schools changing the […]

IAA has recently renewed its sponsorship of the interconnection database PeeringDB. PeeringDB is a database of networks, exchanges and places of interconnection. It uses data that members enter to drive connectivity. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and many others use the database to make decisions on where to build out new locations. IAA encourages […]