Ray King

Ray King

CEO at Top Level Design, LLC
Joined on October 13, 2004
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Raymond King 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.

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