What we’re all about

Put your brand first

You’ll own your name and personal brand online, and have control over its look and feel.

Help you succeed

Our easy-to-use interface, robust control panel, and over 400 TLDs to choose from make your experience a breeze.

Top-rated support

We’re always here to help you with any questions you might have on your path to greatness.

A brief history of Hover and the Tucows family



Tucows begins

Hover's parent company, Tucows, began as a famous software downloads and reviews site, all the way back in 1993


Domain Direct is born

Tucows’ first domain name service was launched in 1997 as "Domain Direct". Simple domain management had always been the goal – though, at that time, "simple" meant a single fax machine with several phone lines.


ICANN accreditation

Tucows becomes one of the first ICANN-accredited domain name registrars.


NetIdentity and It's Your Domain

Tucows acquired NetIdentity in 2006, and It's Your Domain in 2007. NetIdentity in particular came with a collection of 40,000 surname domains that we use to offer unique personalized email addresses.


Hover launches

Hover was born in early 2009 after merging the domain acquisition brands to bring the best services, technology, and tools under a single entity. The original hummingbird icon along the brand name was chosen to embody the speed and ease we bring to domain management. Not to mention, it was the shortest, coolest domain name up for grabs.


You’ve got the ideas, we’ve got the domains.

We love helping people find their domains and supporting creators, entrepreneurs, and companies around the globe with our skills and expert touch.

Who we support

Sometimes big ideas need a little help. From podcasts to festivals, we’re proud to be patrons of inspiring projects that help fuel the Internet.

Real reviews by real people

Jack Murphy

“Hover allows me to grow and expand my business online. When I was invited to Milan Fashion Week last fall, I was getting interest for many opportunities, Hover made it easy to create professional domain emails for me and my staff, to respond to the new demands of the company. Hover makes starting and growing a business online easy!”

Judy Rivard

“I love having my name as my e-mail address and have used this to brand my business since Net Identity. Thank you Hover!”

Laura Donnelly

"Whenever I have a domain question or want a new domain or need to call tech support the people are awesome. I'm not super techy and the support people take the time to explain things, help me understand the best option for me, what I need to do next. Best of all, they Never make me feel stupid for asking questions!"

Red Tartans

“I love Hover because they make registering a domain and connecting to a website so smooth and easy. I also love their community, people-focused initiatives, like when they sponsor Girls Learning to Code.”

Gary Martin

"We’ve been using Hover for twelve years for client sites. Hover customer service is the best we’ve experienced from any domain provider. Hover makes it extremely simple to manage domains and email. We wouldn’t even consider using anyone else."


"I have used other domain websites before and Hover has been such an easy, great and well priced alternative. It was easy to connect my site to my domain, get my email connected to my phone and overall an excellent process!"

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