Hover’s Ultimate Domain Name How-to Guide Vol. 1: The Online Resume

Here on the Hover blog we’ve already shown you things to consider before picking a registrar, how to pick a great domain name and the importance of registering your personal domain name. Now, it’s time to put your domain name to good use! The Hover Ultimate Domain Name How-to Guide is here to help. We’ll be posting interesting and creative ways to use your Hover domain name. First up: the online resume.

Don’t get lost in a sea of Word docs.

Use your Hover domain name to stand out in the pile by creating the ultimate online resume. Zerply is a fantastic online tool for creating eye-popping, professional profiles. We went ahead and created one which you can see via a Hover forward (included as part of domain registration with Hover) at nickymclaren.com/resume just to show just how easy it is to point your Hover domain name to Zerply. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be getting job offers in no time.

To Create a Zerply Account:

  1. Go to the Zerply website.
  2. Click Join Zerply
  3. Fill in the required fields.
  4. Choose a theme and populate your resume.
  5. Your public profile can be found at zerply.com/username/public

To create a domain forward to your Zerply account (yourdomain.com/resume)

  1. Log into your Hover account.
  2. Click on the domain you want to redirect to your Zerply account.
  3. Go to forwards
  4. Click +Add new
  5. Enter a shortcut name and click “Mask This”
  6. Enter the forward you’d like to send it to and click Save

To create a subdomain forward to your Zerply account (resume.yourdomain.com)

  1. Log into your Hover account.
  2. Click on the domain you want to redirect to your Zerply account.
  3. Go to forwards
  4. Click +Add new
  5. Enter a shortcut name and click “Mask This”
  6. click the make this a subdomain button
  7. Enter the forward you’d like to send it to and click Save

To completely redirect your Hover domain to your Zerply page

  1. Log into your Hover account.
  2. Click on the domain you want to redirect to your Zerply account.
  3. Check your domain’s nameservers. If the nameservers are ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com, then you can skip to the next step. If your name servers are not set to Hover, click on the Edit button and change your name servers to ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com.
  4. Click on the DNS tab. Double check that your domain name’s A records are pointed at 64.99.80.30..
  5. Click on the Domain Details tab and then click on Edit in the Forward This Domain section.
  6. Select Yes to enable forwarding and then type the destination address in the “Forward to” text field (your Zerply public profile address).

Add email for extra zing!

Why not grab an email address to go along with your domain name? The Hover Blog has a great article on how a personal branded email address can help you stand out. You can thank us later.

Be sure to check back for more editions of Hover’s Ultimate Domain How-to Guide. As always, Hover is here to help: email help@hover.com or contact us at 1-866-731-6556 Monday to Friday from 8am – 8pmEST.