Porkbun is an amazingly awesome ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest. We're different, we're easy, and we're affordable. Use us, you won't be sorry. If you don't use us we'll be sad, but we'll still love you.
Porkbun lived on a farm before becoming our Master of Oinks and overall doer of awesomeness. It was a happy life, but boring. She was a dreamer. All the other pigs were content to root for truffles in the mud, but not Porkbun. She wanted to travel the world, see the sights, have adventures and start her own business. The other animals made fun of her and called her a silly little pig, but she didn't listen. She packed up her stuff and moved to the city. She never did start that business though. Instead, she took over ours!
When not knee deep in the day to day of running the best domain name registrar in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way; Porkbun loves to spend her free time sipping fine wine, racing monster trucks, and reproducing early American pioneer era patchwork quilts.
Raymond, or Ray, has been a noted innovator and entrepreneur since he started a company while still in high school. His next project, Semaphore, Inc., was created during his sophomore year at M.I.T., and began as a project management software package. By 1990, it was rated #1 in its space by ARCHITECTURE magazine, and grew to over 100 employees, serving 2,500+ clients. Ray went on to co-found SnapNames.com. It was his first major role in the domain name space and they invented several new ways for people to acquire domain names; it grew to more than $49 million in annual revenue by 2006.
Ray has had a personal passion for wikis for years, which even led him to found ICANNWiki, a vibrant wiki resource that links together the ICANN ecosystem. He is a native and long-time resident of New York City, but has been in Portland Ore. since co-founding SnapNames.com – his current farm outside the city, complete with tractor and goats, is a definite but welcome departure from his days in Manhattan.
Peter has over 22 years of experience in starting, investing and managing new companies within the healthcare, auto, loan, entertainment and technology sectors. He is the Chairman of HomeNurse, Inc., a leading provider of home care in the state of Georgia, with over 1,000 employees. Prior to HomeNurse, Peter was the COO of Liberty Home Health, Inc. and led the sale of the company to Georgia Baptist Hospital, now known as Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC).
Peter was nominated for the Merrill Lynch/Ernst Young Entrepreneur Award in 1996. He holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Peter served in the U.S. Army infantry where he attained the rank of Captain and earned airborne, air assault and ranger qualifications. Peter is an Endowment Guardian with the Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County Foundation, Florida and a founding member of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Andrew's knowledge of ICANN and the DNS industry comes from years with ICANNWiki, where he managed the site, including its fundraising and content, and represented the project at every ICANN meeting since 2011. While still active in ICANN policy development, he now leads corporate and TLD specific strategies. He is in awe of the Internet and values the chance to contribute to its continued development.
Andrew is a native New Mexican; even if he was born in California and spent much of his young life in Minnesota. He has studied and lived abroad in Italy, East Africa, and Panamá, and he graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland with a B.A. in Religious Studies. He speaks both Italian and Spanish, though, more often than not, a somewhat intelligible hybrid of the two. Andrew also still remembers enough Kiswahili to surprise the East African delegation at ICANN meetings.
Owen is a long time veteran of the domain name industry. Starting in 1999 at Dotster.com as one of their first employees, he engineered and built their NameWinner domain backordering platform before eventually moving on to SnapNames.com where he continued work on backorder technology. In 2003 he went to work building and maintaining the domain registrar DomainSite which eventually became Name.com. He spent the next ten years there, holding many different technology related rolls before departing after its sell to Demand Media.
Owen is a product of a small town in Washington state but has lived in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado while pursuing his career. He's now back in his home state where he enjoys being outdoors, most notably sailing the high seas of the Pacific Northwest, and traveling with his wife and four children. He speaks a bit of Brazilian Portuguese and prior to stumbling upon his calling of developing sweet online products and services he held such prestigious positions as dump truck driver and auto parts store manager.
Ross began his career in tech support as a high school intern. He's been honing those skills ever since, and leapt at the opportunity to bring that experience to Porkbun. In his spare time, Ross loves to sing, play the guitar, and code. His favorite Portland Vietnamese restaurant is Phở Hung, although he admits Hà VL is pretty dang good, too.
Sarah relocated to Oregon from Boise, Idaho. She has extensive IT / customer support experience and is excited to use those skills to support Porkbun customers. She has spent some time traveling and loves spending her free time eating her way through Portland.
Phillip moved back to Portland in 2018 from his hometown of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. He began his career in IT as a student worker at the Office of Information Technology at Portland State University. Prior to Porkbun, Phillip spent 3 years providing awesome support with Vivio Technologies in Walla Walla, WA. In his free time Phillip enjoys playing video games, going on nature hikes and volunteering his time to noble causes. He is also a skilled cat whisperer and photographer of feline friends.
Christopher started off his IT career with Godaddy in Gilbert, AZ. He started in tech support/sales support with Godaddy, then moved on to hosting support before relocating back to the NW. Most recently, Christopher was the support manager for canvashost.com, a local web hosting provider here in downtown Portland. Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Christopher is an avid golfer and bowler as well.
Danielle is from Tujunga CA, a mountain town north of Los Angeles, a place where nature meets the big city. After getting her bachelor's degree in Marketing from San Diego State University, she went back to Los Angeles and began her career in marketing. She now has over a decade of experience in both traditional and contemporary marketing strategies and has worked in a variety of creative industries. From the music industry to health and wellness companies, she has a vast array of marketing knowledge and experience. She is ready to bring her balance of creativity and brand building strategies to Top Level Design.
Danielle currently lives in Portland with her husband and her beloved parrot, Pete. She loves being in nature, exploring new neighborhoods, seeing live music, and would one day love to learn a new skill such as painting or playing a musical instrument.
David is a language engineer with an eye for design and an ear for the unordinary. He earned his bachelor's from Colby College (where he focused on music and German language/culture) but his story really began when he moved to San Francisco and found his place among the Bay Area's vibrant queer and creative communities. The search for sustainability led him to Portland, and after several years at a social justice nonprofit, David joined Top Level Design to develop creative strategies for making the internet a more expressive and inclusive space.
David is a DJ, a vinyl collector, a synthesizer enthusiast, and a burgeoning plant daddy. He is passionate about enriching people's lives through music, art, design, poetry, literature, and advocacy for education, health care, the environment, and civil rights. He believes in the power of mindfulness and compassion to make the world a better place.
Lindsay's passion for language and literature continually drives her work. After completing her bachelor's in Writing, Art, and Women's Studies from Portland State University, she returned to Los Angeles and gained a breadth of experience at a digital marketing agency, working across a diverse range of industries.
After her fill of sunshine and tacos, she settled back into Portland's vibrant queer community, where she seldom identifies as one of those notorious Californian transplants. Compelled by a commitment to connective storytelling, Lindsay joined the Top Level Design team to further cultivate her creativity and community engagement.
As an artist, Lindsay is usually bouncing between too many things—sometimes huddled in with a good read (most likely a theoretical feminist manifesto, or two), more often starting a creative project to add to her increasingly over-crowded walls. On welcome sunny days, she's out in her kayak, soaking up the gems of the PNW.
When Steve was a young sprout she longed for a day where lounging around in some office window sill was all she had to worry about. After spending a bit of time being sent from greenhouse to greenhouse she eventually found her spot in the Porkbun office. Now that Porkbun has gone remote, she finds herself keeping Lindsay company at her home.
As a plant Steve mostly just sits there and creates oxygen. She does enjoy a cool sip of water from time to time and listening to some good tunes but mostly she just photosynthesises.
We're working remotely for the foreseeable future. Most of us are in the Portland Oregon area but a couple of us are up north in the great state of Washington!
Our mailing address is:
21370 SW Langer Farms Parkway, Suite 142-429
Sherwood, OR 97140, US
Mon - Fri / 9AM - 5PM Pacific Time