Notes from the Product Manager for April, 2014

Posted on April 30, 2014 by in Blog | Release Notes

It’s said that April showers bring May flowers. In Toronto, where Hover is headquartered, not much seems to be happening throughout the month of April in terms of the switch from dreary winter to green and colourful spring. But once May hits, look out! Seemingly overnight the trees will (hopefully) sprout a green canopy of leaves and the gardens will explode with spring flowers.

Something similar is going on at Hover right now. We’ve been super busy this month with a ton of stuff, but there’s not really a whole lot to show for it, especially from a customer-perspective.

Better Search, More Domains

Dreary April in TorontoWe’ve been hard at work laying the foundation for some nice improvements to our domain search including categorization that will help you find the domain you want in a world with hundreds of different domain extensions. Watch for that in the next few weeks!

Speaking of new domains, we added another couple dozen new domain extensions in April. In fact, the pace of new extensions is quickening a bit as more new registries come online. Another batch of six extensions went live this week alone.

Fewer Bugs, Better Verification

We also stamped out a bunch of bugs and did some spring cleaning (staying with the theme). We’ve been working closely with our Customer Support team of late to identify issues that generate support calls and emails in an effort to reduce confusion or make things work better.

Last but not least, we made some additional improvements to the ICANN-mandated Registrant Verification. You’ll note that we now host the verification page ourselves at approve.hover.com as opposed to the more generic (and potentially confusing domainadmin.com domain).

Until next month!