The SF-Bay Area Chapter has participated in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community as an At-Large Structure (ALS) since 2012. Within ICANN, the At-Large Community acts on the interests of the Internet’s end users and works to ensure that the Internet continues to serve the global public interest. ALSes are grouped together on a regional basis in Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs). The SF-Bay Area Chapter is part of the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO), which encompasses Internet end-users in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Together with other regions, NARALO has a direct impact on ICANN’s direction and works to ensure that Internet operations and governance serve the public interest. Because Internet issues vary greatly from region to region across the globe, the ALSs bring locally relevant topics to ICANN and can report back at chapter level on what is currently being discussed on the global stage.
Chapter NARALO Representatives
The Chapter’s NARALO representatives play an important role, attending regular NARLAO, At-Large and wider ICANN conference calls (at least twice-monthly) and events, and then reporting back to the Board and Chapter membership on the latest news.
- Leah Symekher, Consultant and Advisor to the Board (2014 – Current)
- Eve Edelson, Board, NARALO/ICANN Officer (2015 – Current)
- Susannah Gray, Board Chair (2017 – Current)
Take a look at the NARALO/ICANN events the chapter has participated in here.