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Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs)

The five RALOs unite our At-Large Structures (ALSes) and individual members based on their geographic regions. As the information conduit and facilitators, RALOs disseminate information from ICANN, promote the participation of their members, and channel the regional user point of view to ICANN. Each RALO is governed by its own organizing documents, including a Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN. Playing a key role in ICANN’s regional strategies, several RALOs partner with ICANN to facilitate the development of critical infrastructure for the Domain Name System. Learn more about RALOs from ICANN’s Bylaws >

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African Regional At-Large Organization

Engaging Africa 4D

AFRALO is the home of the individual Internet user community for the African region. It provides news, key resources and interactive information sharing tools for individuals and enduser groups in the African region who are interested in ICANN and in shaping the future of the Internet.
AFRALO aims to:
  • Strengthen users’ participation in ICANN decision-making structures
  • Help ensure that its members will actively encourage more direct participation by end users
  • Build Internet policy making capacity in the region
  • Reach out to Internet users on the issues in the scope of ICANN
  • Represent users’ interests and defi ning public interest aspects of Internet governance with specific focus on the areas of privacy, transparency, and accountability
  • Strengthen consumer protection in ICANN policies
  • Identify social impacts of technical infrastructure design
  • Take cultural diversity into account when formulating technical standards (e.g. IDN implementation)
AFRALO currently consist of 45 ALSes located in 27 countries and territories. 
To learn more about the ongoing work of AFRALO, you are welcome to check out its confluence wiki workspace:


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Call for Expressions of Interest for At-Large Board Member Position

Seat No.15 of the ICANN Board of Directors is dedicated to a member selected by the At-Large Community. This seat is currently occupied by Rinalia Abdul Rahim. Her 3-year term will be completed at the closing of ICANN60. The At-Large Community process for selecting the next Board Director began in September 2016 and is planned to be completed by Friday, 21 April 2017, with the announcement of the winner on that date. Persons who are interested and eligible to apply for the position should email and request an online Expression of Interest Form to submit your complete application. The deadline for submitting an EoI is 23:59 UTC on Friday, 18 November 2016.More >