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 >
North American Regional At-Large Organization
Welcome! Join Us!
If you are an organization or individual located in Canada, the United States or Puerto Rico and concerned with Internet-related issues, you can help influence the operation, growth and development of the Internet by becoming part of the NARALO. NARALO invites all interested civil society parties to join it in taking part in the decisions that shape the Internet.
NARALO encompasses all Internet end-users in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Together with other regions, we have a direct impact on the direction of ICANN, working to ensure that the expansion of the Internet serves the public interest. As more Internet domain names and IP addresses are required to keep pace with demand, we advance policies and services that reduce confusion and abuse while enhancing security, accessibility and stable growth. NARALO consists of the civil society organizations, non-profits and individuals to represent the rights of Internet users across the region, from Hawaii, to Nunavut, to San Juan. We represent their views in the bottom-up, consensus based, multi-stakeholder ICANN policy development process. And we can always benefit from new perspectives. We are comprised of individuals and organizations that are formally recognized by ICANN as ALSes. To ensure that we represent views as diverse as our continent, we encourage individual and groups to join us. Membership is simple and free of charge.
To learn more about the ongoing work of NARALO, you are welcome to check out its confluence wiki workspace: community.icann.org/display/NARALO.
NARALO Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
On 12 June 2017, the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO) is celebrating its tenth year anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The signing of MoU simbolizes the establishment of NARALO within the ICANN multstakeholder community ecosystem. NARALO's services to the North American region exemplify our slogan, MANY VOICES, ONE INTERNET. It is one of the five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs) that makes up the At-Large Community within ICANN. The North American region encompasess end users in Canada, Puerto Rico, and United States and their territories.More information about NARALO Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today >
- NARALO 2017 General Assembly Booklet
Check out the booklet created for the NARALO General Assembly in 2017, featuring the NARALO At-Large Structures!