Jason Schaeffer

From ICANNWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Jason Schaeffer - Portrait-2013.jpg
Jason Schaeffer - Caricature-2013.jpg
Country: USA
Email: jason[at]esqwire.com
LinkedIn: link=Jason Schaeffer   [Jason Schaeffer Jason Schaeffer]
Userboxcards.png Featured in the ICANN 54 - Dublin playing card deck

Jason Schaeffer is a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at ESQwire.com PC, a law firm and Co-Founder of the Digital Branding Conference, NameSummit[1].

Before there was Instagram and Twitter, Jason was helping Fortune 100 Brands like NFL Properties and Pfizer protect their trademarks and police their online presence. Since then, he has worked in the domain name industry as a leader in protecting and selling some of the world’s premier .COM domain names and domain portfolios.

He is also active in Registry/Registrar and ICANN Policy discussions. Today, he is assisting DotMusic Ltd. in its quest to run what will be a “game changer” – a safe, trusted, community based gTLD for .MUSIC. The idea behind .MUSIC is to provide a platform where music is sold, shared, and distributed in a manner that benefits the creators, protecting their brand and Intellectual Property. Previously, Jason also helped .TUBE secure the rights to operate, and he handled ICANN Compliance matters, coordinated with its back-end technical provider, and handled Registry-Registrar Channel operations for the company.

In connection with the new gTLD program, Jason has addressed nearly all facets of the ICANN process, including, but not limited to preparing applications for new gTLDs, Legal Rights Objections, Community Priority Evaluation and Objections, Requests for Reconsideration and petitions to the Board. He has also worked with parties in connection with nearly 10 string auctions and the sale of gTLDs. He remains active with ICANN and is preparing for the next gTLD round and participating in working groups to amend rights protection mechanisms.

Complementing his many successful UDRP defenses, he has obtained a significant number of [/www.esqwire.com/cases/#reverse-domain-hijacking-decisions Reverse Domain Hijacking Decisions (RDNH)] and is always looking to find ways to help clients protect their assets, names, and bring new ideas to life.

Schaeffer has attended ICANN Meetings including ICANN 44 in Prague.[2]


  1. Namesummit.com
  2. ICANNWiki - ICANN 49 Intake Form, March 2014