At-Large Structures, or "ALSes", are groups throughout the world (either existing organizations or those newly formed for this purpose) focusing on participation by individual Internet users at the local or issue level.  ICANN's At-Large community welcomes interested, qualified groups in all geographic regions to become "At-Large Structures." 

Currently, there are 130 ALSes within the ICANN geographic region (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America).  ALSes consist of Internet civil society groups, computer user organizations, Internet Society chapters, consumer advocacy groups, community networking groups, academic and research organizations, and -rofessional societies (e.g. engineers, attorneys, etc.)

At-Large Structures are wholly independent from ICANN. Registration simply recognizes that these groups meet ICANN's criteria for involving individual Internet users at the local or issue level in ICANN activities, and for promoting individuals' understanding of, and participation in, ICANN.

REGIONS:

Countries and Territories with ALS Representation:

The At-Large Structures currently represent the Internet users of more than 80 countries and territories worldwide. Here is a detailed overview:

(last update: 7 Mar 2011)AFRALOAPRALOEURALOLACRALONARALOGlobal
Total No. ALSes2321273623130
Total No. Countries/ Territories with ALS Rep:14281716681
Total No. Countries/ Territories:547375338243
Percentage Countries /territories w/ ALS Rep:25.9%38.4%22.7%48.5%75.0%33.3%

The total number of countries and territories is based on ICANN's geographic regions.

Click here to review the discrepancies between physical location of the countries and territories and ICANN's geographic regions.

The following 61 countries and territories have direct ALS representation:

A - FG - NP - V
 Argentina   Germany   Pakistan  
 Australia   Greece   Paraguay   
 Azerbaijan     Guyana   Peru   
 Barbados   Hong Kong   Puerto Rico  
 Belgium   India   Romania  
 Benin   Italy    Senegal  
 Brazil   Jamaica   Slovenia  
 Bulgaria   Japan   South Africa  
 Burundi   Jordan   Spain  
 Cameroon   Korea   Sudan  
 Canada   Liberia   Switzerland  
 Chile   Luxembourg   Taiwan  
China, P.R. of Malaysia   Tanzania  
 Colombia   Mali   Trinidad Tobago  
Congo,  D.R. of Mexico   Tunisia  
Cook Islands Morocco   United Arabic Emirates
 Costa Rica   Netherlands   United States
 Ecuador   New Zealand   Venezuela
 Egypt   Nigeria  
 El Salvador   Niue, SW Pacific  
 Fiji Island
 Finland  
France

In addition to the countries listed above, the following 19 countries and territories are represented through the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC), an ALS in APRALO:

American Samoa (in North America according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Federated States of Micronesia
French Polynesia (in Europe according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Guam (in North America according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Caledonia (in Europe according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Northern Marianas (in North America according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn (in Europe according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau  
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna (in Europe according to ICANN's Geographic Regions)

 

 

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