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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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Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization

Celebrating Diversity

If you are an organization located in Asia, Australasia or the Pacific Islands and concerned with Internet-related issues, you can help influence the operation, growth and development of the Internet by becoming part of the APRALO. APRALO invites all interested civil society parties to join it in taking part in the decisions that shape the Internet.

APRALO encompasses all Internet end-users in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Islands. Together with other regions, we have a direct impact on the direction of the ICANN, working to ensure that the expansion of the Internet serves the public interest. As more Internet domain names and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are required to keep pace with end-user demand, we advance policies and services that reduce confusion and abuse while enhancing security, accessibility and stable growth. APRALO consists of civil society organizations, nonprofits and individuals such as consumer rights group, legal bodies/professional groups, and government nonprofit organizations. These organizations and individuals represent the rights of Internet users within ICANN from Armenia across to Japan, and from China down to New Zealand and including small island states and territories in the Pacific. We represent their views in the bottom-up, consensus based, multi-stakeholder ICANN. 

Did you know that...

  • APRALO is made up of more sub-regions than any other region and comprises more than 70 nations reaching from Turkey to New Zealand?
  • APRALO is the region with the most Internet users, the most people still offl ine and the greatest growth potential in the coming years?
  • You can now get a domain name in many local languages of the region, such as .asia?
  • Due to the region’s diversity and growth, Asia-Pacific Internet users are among the most concerned by current Internet policy discussion?
  • As a member of APRALO, you can make a direct impact on the direction of the international body responsible for some of the Internet’s key resources?

APRALO consists of 68 ALSes located in 33 countries and territories, as well as 37 Individual Members.

To learn more about the ongoing work of APRALO, you are welcome to check out its confluence wiki workspace:

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