A poor craftsman blames his tools, but I think it’s safe to say that a good craftsman values them. The tools we use can make our jobs a lot easier or a lot harder. They can frustrate us or they can delight us. This post is the first in a series that will discuss the tools I use. If you have a use for them, give them a try. They might make your job a lot easier.
The first tool I want to talk about Hover. They’re a domain registration and management tool that isn’t evil. I’ve bought a couple of domains lately for some upcoming side-projects I’m working on and I’ve really enjoyed using their service. They make everything easy and their prices are very reasonable. Domain registrars can be quite evil, difficult to use, and expensive. Kind of like printers.
Hover, though, will let you transfer your domains to their service for a very reasonable fee. I transferred a couple of my domains that were close to expiring recently and I found it very to be a very easy process. They can also do the transfer process for you (for free) if you’re not comfortable trying to transfer everything yourself. Besides that, there are a lot of new top-level domain extensions that you might want to buy for your current sites or for a future idea. Hover has a huge selection of domain extensions (like .com, .org, or .plumbing) available for great prices.
I know this might sound like an advertisement, but I recommend Hover because I use their services and they save me a lot of hassle. If you own or want to buy domain names, give Hover a try.