After months of internal wrangling, it is uncertain whether an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers working group will float a unanimous proposal at this week’s ICANN meeting in Cairo, Egypt, on how to protect famous trademarks in cyberspace as new top level domain (TLD) names are created, sources said.

But some members of the divided panel have found common ground that could help bridge the gap between those advocating intellectual property owners’ rights, and those favoring free speech in cyberspace, Kathryn Kleiman said March 1.

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