The ICANN At-Large community accepts memberships from organisations/ groups and from Individuals within certain geographical regions. Becoming a member of the ICANN At-Large community is easy, free and can be done through the following ways;
Organizations and groups that support Internet users to participate in ICANN related Internet governance issues can apply to become members of ICANN At-Large community through becoming an At-Large Structure(ALS). The following are the organisations or groups that can become At-Large structures;
Professional societies (e.g. engineers, attorneys, etc.)
Academic and research organizations
Community networking groups
Consumer advocacy groups
Internet Society chapters
Computer user organizations
Internet civil society groups
An At-Large Structure is a self supporting independent organisation which is a member of the ICANN At-Large community and acts as a conduit for the voice of Internet users within it's local geographic location on Issues of Internet Governance within ICANN's remit.
To become an accredited ALS you need to submit a completed application form. After you submit the application, it will go through some evaluation, processing and certification with reference to the At-Large Structure guidelines. The process is carried out in a transparent manner and you can track the status of your application here. The application form in your language of choice can be found here.
An individual can become a member of the At-Large community by;
Becoming a member of an At-Large structure (ALS)
Registering your organisation to become an ALS