SCO0317 - Hover - Domain Name & Email Management

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Hi, this is Don McAllister, and welcome to another edition of ScreenCastsOnline.
As well as covering topics relating to the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, I also get a lot of requests
to cover Internet-based topics, so this week I thought I'd take a look at an area that's been
receiving a lot of press coverage recently, and that's the area of domain name registration.
If you're a regular listener to MacBreak Weekly, you'll already have heard of a company that
specializes in domain name registration called Hover.
Over recent weeks, I've begun the process of moving all my current domain names over to Hover,
and in this week's show, I'll try and cover some of the reasons why I've moved,
and we'll also have a look at how easy it is to manage your domain names using Hover.
Now, the free version of this week's episode has been sponsored by Hover, and I thank them for
their support of ScreenCasts Online, and I also thank them for doing a fantastic job of moving
all my domains across, but more about that later.
Over on the Hover web page, and as you can see, a nice, clean, simple UI, and in fact Hover
do pride themselves on having a no-hassle interface.
If you haven't heard of Hover before, they've been around since...
I think they were actually started in 2008, although they're actually part of Tucows, as you can
see up in the URL bar,
Now, Tucows have been around since I think 1993.
They originally started as a software distribution company.
I'm sure you will be familiar with the Tucows download system that's been around what seems like forever.
But they've since grown to become the largest wholesale domain name registrar.
I decided three or four weeks ago now to actually move all my domains across to Hover.
Now, they've done the domain name transfer for me. I'll explain how I actually did that.
They do offer the service to everybody.
Let's start off initially by having a look at, say, you wanted a new domain name,
how you'd go about doing that.
As well as domain names, they also do email accounts.
We'll have a look at domain names first and how you might actually search for a new domain name.
Searching for domain names on Hover is quite simple.
In fact, they've given you this panel at the very start, the very home page of
Why would you want a domain name? Perhaps you've never really considered getting a domain name.
Well, there are lots of reasons why you might want a domain name.
For instance, you might want to create a page that has, say, links to all your various Twitter
accounts and Facebook accounts, etc., so you'd like to bring everything together that's to do
with you on the web, or you might have a business, or you might have a website that you want to
make easier to access.
For instance, if I do a ⌘ (cmd) T to get another tab, I've already created an iWeb website that I've just uploaded.
It's my portfolio of photos.
I've got in my copy and paste buffer the URL, so I just paste it in because it's something that
I really wouldn't want to type out.
We do a ⌘ (cmd) V, there we go.
So it's
Now, that's quite a mouthful to tell anybody.
Also, that you've got some elements here that will cause problems if people try to type this in.
If they don't type in the uppercase D and P, it won't work.
Also, some people do struggle with the underscore.
But if I just hit that, that takes me to my Dons site, my online portfolio of photos.
Let's go back, though, a level.
Let's say I did actually give this to somebody and they did mistype.
If they typed rather than an uppercase D, they typed a lowercase d and a lowercase p, and hit return.
Yeah, they don't find your website.
So it would be really nice to have a URL that you could give to people that just said go to or or something similar.
What we want to do now is to actually buy that domain name, donsphotos, and then we'll have a
look later on and how I can configure my iWeb website to use that.
But let's first... Let me close this down.
Let's go ahead and have a look for the "donsphotos" domain name.
If we just enter "donsphotos." Now, you'll notice that this entry here is .com, this is the TLD
or the top-level domain, and .com is probably the most frequently used or probably the most
commonly used TLD, but there are others you can choose from.
So, if you don't want a .com address, you can search all these different ones, .net, .co, .me, .org, etc.
There's a .tv as well, so if you're doing, say, a video website, it might be more appropriate to
select the .tv top-level domain rather than .com.
But, we'll just leave it with .com for now, and we'll do a quick search because it will bring
back some alternatives for us if is taken.
Let's just go ahead and click search.
So unfortunately, it looks as though donsphotos .com isn't available.
It hasn't come up, but it has given us some alternatives.
What you can do at this point if you definitely want a .com, you can say "," and
again, do a quick search.
But again, that unfortunately is not, but is available.
So I might actually go with that one.
But before we do, let's have a look at some of the other options.
Each domain that you purchase does come with domain forwarding - we'll talk more about forwarding later
- also, DNS management.
Also things called custom URLS and some nice privacy features, as well.
You can optionally add in email addresses, but again, we'll look at email separately.
The pricing does depend on which top-level domain you choose.
So, for instance, here, we have quite a few different ones.
We have a .net, this is $15 for a standard .net domain.
That's for a term of one year.
You can increase the number of years if you want to.
You can do this in the order form as well, but if you want to take it out for five years and
save yourself the hassle of renewing, although there are some nice auto-renew features in here,
you can select a different term.
.me, .UK, is $15.
That's for two years.
.info is $15 for one year.
What else have we got? .co, that's $30 for one year.
These will go up if you add additional mail items in there as well.
There's a strange one here, which is this one.
This is a premium domain,, and unfortunately it does attract premium price.
That's $2,000.
You'll find the majority of domains that you find through this particular service though or any
service are standard domain names, and you don't really have to spend thousands of dollars to
get a decent domain name.
One thing to bear in mind, though, with domain names, try and keep them short.
The shorter, the better, but the shorter, the potentially more expensive.
Also, if you have something that might be misspelled, it's sometimes useful to get the original
domain name and then a misspelling of it as well, so if anyone does type in your domain name
incorrectly, you can redirect them to the correct domain name.
But, again, we'll look at that when we look at domain forwarding.
Let me go ahead and select
I will add an additional mailbox as well.
OK, I'm going to use this for my business website, so I'm going to include a mailbox so people
can send me email
We'll leave it for one year.
The price has gone up to $50.
That includes the email option.
We'll just say "Add to cart." OK, at the top we have our shopping cart, so one email plus
address and one year term, and that's going to be $50.
We'll just go ahead and check out.
If you're used to dealing with some other domain name registrars, this particular order form
will be a breath of fresh air.
It's nice and simple, nice and straightforward.
They don't now try and start to up sell you on lots and lots of different services.
You can just go ahead now and order your domain.
It is possible to adjust the number of mailboxes on your order.
So you could actually remove them at this point.
I just need to point out this mail plus option, which is plus $35.
You can drop that down to $20 and just get a standard mailbox.
The plus option gives you things such as additional storage, you can get 10 gigabytes of mail
storage, web-based calendar feature, and file sharing, along with some email recovery services.
If you don't need those features, just select the standard mailbox, and that will save you $15 on the overall total.
I'm going to go ahead and stick with the email plus option for now.
It's probably worth pointing out as well that you can add mails to your domain name later on.
So if you just buy the domain name, you can add mailboxes later.
You can also change the term as well, so up to 10 years for a .net domain.
If you have a promotional code, you can enter it into this box.
Before continuing, I just wanted to clarify what we're purchasing here, and that's the domain name plus a mailbox.
There's no storage attached to your domain name.
It's not a web-hosting service.
It's purely buying the domain name, which you can then link to another web-hosting service.
I will cover web-hosting services in a separate show.
I think we're overdue for one of those.
I'll cover that shortly.
This is just the domain name and the mailbox.
Once you've completed, all you need to do is just say "Checkout."
In order to have a domain on Hover, you do need to have an account to manage your domains.
I already have an account, but I'm going to create a fresh account just for the purposes of this demo.
I'm going to put my name in here.
OK, I'm going to create a new Hover username and password, and then create account.
The next process is to complete the registration record, which I'll fill in.
You need to put in your organization name, such things as your address, and then down at the
bottom, there's an option here to do not publish my contact information for this domain name in
any online directory or Hover's.
Again, this is a great feature to have.
It doesn't cost you any extra.
Basically, it will sort of maintain your privacy so that people, when they do try and search for
who the domain owner is, they will actually be referred to the domain registrar.
So your private information, your home address, etc., isn't' displayed on the Internet.
Let me complete this form, and then we'll press "Continue" and move on to the next page.
Next page is the billing info.
Down at the bottom, we have our credit card details.
So let me just pop that in and then press "Continue ." That takes us to the "Confirm Your Order" page.
We just need to have a look at the Hover terms of service.
I'll just click that.
Have a read through there first.
Once you've had a read, just close that page down.
Click that you've read and agree to the terms of service and then say "Finish." That's the order completed.
We'll just press "Continue." Now, this, in effect, takes me through to the management panel
whereby I can manage my domain details, my email, my forwarding, my DNS settings, etc.
We'll take a look at this in a bit more detail later on during this particular tutorial.
At this point, what I think I'll do is order another domain name.
This time, not one for my business website, but one for my own personal use.
Perhaps I might want to collect links or perhaps I might want to create a domain name using my
personal name and point that to some of these aggregation services that are now available.
What I will do is I'll go back to the main page, just go back to
Let's do a quick search for my name and see what's available.
If I just type "donmcAllister," OK, so, we'll search.
OK, so unfortunately, no, isn't available, but if I just look down the list,, yeah, that looks OK.
What I think I will do is I will buy that one.
So I'll just add it to my cart, go up to the top.
Now, I just go through the complete checkout process.
With that, I now have two domains.
The second domain was a lot easier to set up.
The ordering process was a lot more streamlined because, obviously, I have an account so I
didn't have to go through the account details.
There are my two domains, and
This is the "Manage Your Domains" page.
On this page are listed all the domains that you've purchased through
One thing to point out, I've done no configuration on these domains.
If I want to at this point, I could go in and add additional domains.
I could purchase some more domains without having to go through to the main page.
I just really wanted to point out that I've done no configuration.
These are the domains are set up by Hover when you first purchase them.
Let's go ahead and have a look at what they look like if we now visit these domains on the web.
Let's first go to
What I'll do is I'll create a new tab, and then on here, I'll go to, hit return.
OK, that takes us across.
One thing to point out about this landing page is just how clean and actually how nice it is not
to have a landing page cluttered with all sorts of advertisements or try to up sell you for
other services.
This is your page and Hover have set it up.
In this case, because it's a .net domain, it set it up with two custom URLs.
These are redirects to other services.
You can go in and you can change these, delete them, or add to them.
So this one here is a redirect that will redirect to the weather
network, and this one here is a link that will redirect to the IMDB, the
Internet Movie Database.
As I said, you can go in and customize these if you want to.
If I just click on that link, you'll see the redirect in action.
OK, that's taking me to IMDB.
If I just go back a level, rather than clicking on the link now, if I actually type in movies,
that's a redirect that will actually take me back to that page as well.
Let's go back to here.
In fact, let's have a look at my
That's taking me to my landing page.
This time, I think because it's a .info page, it's not set up any redirections, so we don't have those links.
But again, if you want to, you can go in and configure it to your heart's content.
Let's take a look at how we manage these redirects.
If I go back to my page, you'll see here we have weather and movies.
Let's click on "Manage." Now, because I'm logged in, it's taking me to my "Manage Your Domains" page.
Let's go to and let's go to forwards.
If I select the movie one first, you'll see I can edit the forward, create a sub domain mask or remove.
Let's just go ahead and remove this for now.
You sure you want to remove forwarding to the IMBD? We'll say yes.
Now, if I go back to my page, yep, there we go, the movies link has been deleted.
In fact, let me use this tab.
I go here to manage domains, go back to, go to forwards, let's remove this one as well, say yes.
All right, go back to my page, which is in the other tab, do a quick refresh, ⌘ (cmd) R, that
redirection is gone as well.
Let's have a look at how we add redirections in.
Let's go back to "Manage Domain Forwards." Let's view all domains.
Let's set up some redirects from
To set up our custom URL forwarding, now you can forward the entire domain, which is actually on
this page, but let's just stick with doing the links, the custom URLs on the page itself.
If I go to forwards, OK, there are none there, so we say "Add New." We'll give it a shortcut name.
Let's say I want to create a link on my landing page to ScreenCastsOnline, which is my website.
If I just type SCO as a shortcut name, forward to
We'll make this a sub domain off and also mask this for now.
You'll see my domain shortcut with the forward is
We'll say "Save," and that's now set up.
If I go back to my page, OK, we have a new link here to SCO.
I can just click on that link.
That takes me to the website.
Let's just go back to my landing page.
I've got three options now if I want to give my website address out.
I could give the full website address, ScreenCastsOnline .com, or I could give them my address and that will take them to this page and they can see other links as
well, but there's a ScreenCastsOnline there that they can click on, or I can give them an
abbreviated link.
I could just say
If I type that in the browser bar and then hit return, you'll see that will redirect.
So, very easy to create these shortcut custom URLs using your Hover purchased domain name and
create these abbreviations or shortcuts to send people to what can be quite long and obtuse URLs.

Let's just go back a level.
Let's do one more.
In fact, let's go back to domain name forwards.
Let's say I wanted to add one for Twitter.
We'll just say add new, shortcut name "Twitter," forward to
We'll save and go back to my page, do a quick refresh.
There's my new Twitter link.
Click on there, and that takes me direct to my Twitter page.
Your landing page is great.
You can add all these custom URLs in, etc., but you can't change the look or feel, so you might
want to redirect the entire to another website that aggregates all this stuff
for you.
There is a service called, which is unrelated to Hover.
If I just go across to, it's basically a service that allows you to add in all your
social media services, etc., and put a nice background on, etc.
This is the main page where you sign up.
Once you've signed up and created an account on, if I go to my Don McAllister page, OK,
you can put a nice background on, you can put your YouTube links, your Twitter links, your
Facebook links, etc., and make it look really nice.
But, rather than saying to someone, "If you want to all about me, go to," what I would suggest...
If we just copy that link and go back to my Hover page.
I'll just click on the other tab.
We're on the page.
If I go to "Domain Details" and then we'll just go across to "Forward This Domain," say "Edit,"
let's say yes, and then I'll put in my URL for my page.
We'll leave off "Enable Stealth Redirection." We'll just say "Save." OK, I go back across to
here and let's just type in, hit return, and you'll see that it takes me back
to the same page.
So my Hover landing page is no more.
If I type in, it will redirect me to my page.
You'll probably notice that the URL has actually changed to
We can override this.
We can use this stealth redirection mode.
If I go back to Hover and where we have "Forward This Domain," say "Edit," enable stealth redirection.
OK, so a page title, I will give this the page title of "All About Don McAllister," and the page
description and some keywords that might be used by Google or other search engines.
I'll just type SCO.
OK, and we'll say "Save."
Now, if I go back to here.
Let's just go back to another page.
Let's go to
This time, select that page, and we'll type in
You see it takes me to my page, but also the URL has been masked.
We have this stealth redirection on now so you don't see the original page URL, you just see my URL.
That's stealth redirection.
Although we only have two domains in this particular list, it is quite probable that after
a while, you will end up with considerably more than two, especially if you're like me and like
collecting domains for different reasons.
Some new tools within the Hover user interface allow you to manage domains much more easily,
allows you to manage multiple domains much more easily.
Such things as a quick filter, so if you have a long list of domains that you want to just see a
subset of, you can type a string in here and it will show you just those domains that have that
particular string within the title.
For instance, here, if I want to see all my .info domains, I could just type .info, and you can
see that will now show me just a subset of the domains that are in my list.
It's difficult to appreciate with just two, but when you have 30 or 40 domains, it really does
become very, very useful. Let's reset that.
You can also show all or active domains.
Now if you have pending domains as well, they will appear here as well so you can again select a subset.
There are also options to do bulk edits.
So if I wanted to edit both these domains at the same time, say I wanted to renew both at the
same time, I could just select "Renew," click on "Bulk Edit," and that would action it for me.
But other things such as setting an authorization code, locking the domain, setting the domain
privacy, contact and registry records and cancelling domains all can be done on select domains.
Let me just take those two off.
As well as using the bulk edit settings, you can see all your settings for all your domains
using these tabs across the top.
Now, there's an email tab, but I've not set up email, so we'll come back to email.
If I wanted to see all my forwards across all my domains, I can just select that and see all my
forwards across all my domains.
I can see all my name servers across my domains, and also the DNS settings across all my domains as well.
Again, I can use my quick filter.
If I wanted to search for all my DNS settings, say, for just all the domains containing photos,
I can just type in "Photos," you can see now I have entries one of four, four entries
filtered from eight total entries.
Let's just remove that. Set it back to all my entries.
I would say, though, this is probably one section that you don't want to play around with if
you're not familiar with DNS and what settings should be in here.
You would normally only need to go into the setting if you've been advised to do something or if
you're following instructions on changing your settings.
Treat this particular section with caution.
As well as managing your domains in this sort of bulk aspect, you can, if we go back to domains,
manage them on an individual basis.
If I go to my, just highlight it, you'll see we get these pop-ups.
I can unlock the domain. This is when you want to transfer the domain to somewhere else.
You can actually unlock it so you can transfer it to another registrar.
You can make your registration details public.
By default, and you might have noticed when we set up our initial domains, we can keep our
registration information private.
Other domain name registrars do actually make your details public by default, and you normally
have to pay extra to make them private.
But, by default, you can switch Hover to keep your details private.
This, then, gives you the option to make them public if necessary.
Edit your registry contacts, renew the domain, retrieve the authorization code, again something
used when you're transferring your domain, or you can cancel domain at this point.
So lots of tools, lots of very powerful ways of managing multiple domains, and that's all
contained within the new user interface on
As I mentioned in the introduction, one of the reasons for getting a nice, short, succinct
domain name is to actually replace it or direct it to a website that perhaps has a long, obtuse name.
For instance, this iWeb site here, this, it's all
really a bit of a mouthful and it would be really nice just to say "Go to" It
will be much simpler. What I'm going to show you is how to do this with iWeb.
I make no excuses for doing this with iWeb although the future of iWeb is in doubt at the moment
although I'm still waiting to see what happens when we get the new version of iLife.
The chances are that iWeb will go away, but it's still going to be around probably until the middle of next year.
I will do a show about my grating away from iWeb, but on the assumption that people still have
iWeb websites that they might want to do this with, I'll demonstrate this on iWeb, but we will
revisit iWeb and how you can actually migrate from iWeb to another web hosting service.
But for now, we'll just have a look at how an existing iWeb website, how you would use a
personal URL to redirect your site.
OK, so what I'm going to do is I need to go to MobileMe.
So what I'm going to do is overtype this.
If I go to, I'm going to sign in with my Apple ID and my password.
The first thing we need to do is go into our account settings, so over here, I'll just go to
"Account," reenter my password, and then in the sidebar, there is this option here for
configuring a personal domain.
So we'll just click on "Personal Domain."
OK, to use MobileMe with your personal domain, you'll need a registered domain name that you
control, that's the one that we've got from Hover, and iWeb 0.8 or later installed on your Mac.
So that's fine.
There are some step-by-step instructions, but let's just go ahead and add the domain.
All right, we need to enter our domain name below.
What I will do is just ⌘ (cmd) T for a new tab, let's go back to Hover, and I'm logged in, so I'll go to my account.
OK, so it's
Always best to double check, so here it's and again, here.
We'll say "Continue."
The next step is to go to your registrar's website, define as the www CNAME (alias) for your domain.
When we're finished, come back to this page and click "Done." Now, this is one of the times when
you do need to go into your DNS settings.
So what I will do...
Let's go into first, and then let's have a look at DNS.
If I scroll down, you'll see that there's no www record, so I'm going to say "Add New." So the
host name is www, the record type is CNAME, and the target host is, and we'll say
"Save." OK, that's created this new entry down here at the bottom.
Back to my MobileMe page, and we'll say "Done ." MobileMe is now configured to host your domain,
that's at, and then return to summary.
In fact, we can now close down our MobileMe entry.
Let's create a new tab.
Over here, we'll go to, hit return, and that takes me to my MobileMe site.
It's very simple to get a nice, short, succinct domain name from and then integrate
that with iWeb and other web hosting solutions as well.
As this is our business website, it will be nice to have an email address that mirrors the
site, that has the same domain name basically as the site.
I am a MobileMe user, so I have got my MobileMe, my sort of addresses, etc., but it
will be nice to have a separate email address that actually mirrors or has the same name as my website.
So what I would like to do ideally is to have an email address, say,
Very straightforward to do, all I will do is go back across to Hover.
We're still in the DNS section of, so always make sure that you're using the
correct domain name when you're working on these things.
I will go across to the email section.
Let me just scroll out a bit so that we can see it a bit clearly.
OK, now although I have got a mailbox set up on this particular domain, I haven't set up the
email details, and that's what I'll do now.
If you find in hindsight that, perhaps, you wanted more than a single email address, say you
wanted or even, you can purchase more mailboxes at this point.
You can go into here and purchase more mailboxes.
We've just got the one, and that's fine.
I'm going to call it info. It's going to be
We'll give it a password.
Then, there is the option to forward to another account.
So if you didn't really...
Although you wanted an additional email address, you didn't really want to set up a separate
mailbox within your mail client, you could forward it to another account and pick up those
particular messages there.
I'm going to leave that off for now and just say "Create." There is my new email address.
How do I access my mail? Well, two options, there is a webmail client that you can get to from
the website or you can set up your own email client as well.
Let's have a look at the web client first.
If I go up to the top, let's sign out from my management system.
OK, let's access webmail directly from the top level page.
OK, my email address,, my password.
Basic or standard, well I've got a high-speed connection, so let me go ahead and log into webmail.
Now, of course, no one knows of this email address, so I probably won't have any email as yet.
In fact, what I will do is I'll go across to another machine and send myself an email using that address.
Let me just do that.
I've just sent myself some email to my account.
Let's just do a quick check mail. OK, there it is.
I can open that up in this mail client.
Let's just move that above, make this slightly bigger.
You have all the standard things, too, reply, reply all, forward, etc.
OK, but rather than the webmail, you probably want to set up your Apple email client to use this account.
Let's just go ahead and do that.
I'll pop the web service down.
This is Apple's mail client.
It is actually within Lion, but the principle is the same for Snow Leopard and also Leopard.
If we go to "Mail Preferences," OK, we're going to add a new mail account, my full name, the
email address, which is, and the password of the email account.
We'll say "Continue."
Now, you can select here POP or IMAP.
I tend to go with IMAP.
IMAP is a much more resilient service than POP and also allows all the email messages to reside
on a server and not be downloaded manually to your local machine.
So IMAP is the preferred option.
Description, I've got this Hover email, incoming mail service, that's going to be
The username needs to be your full email address, so rather than .com, my
mistake, and the password is picked up from the initial entry that we made.
Say "Continue," description, Hover mail server, and the outgoing mail server
Use only this server.
We all need to use authentication; but again, it's our user name, our full email address, and the password.
That's fine, so we'll say "Continue."
Just give it a quick check.
Everything looks fine.
Take accounts online, and we'll say "Create." OK, in the background, if I close this down,
you'll see that that initial email has now come through, "How do I buy your photos? I'd like to
place an order with you." We can reply to this now.
If I select "Reply," and the info@dons-photos .net email address is available for me to actually
send or reply to emails.
OK, so that's very straightforward.
If you want more information about setting up the Hover mail systems with different email
clients, there are lots of tutorials across on the website under the support section,
so check that out.
As I mentioned, it might well be that you don't really want to set up a separate mailbox within
your client, so we can forward that email address to another email account.
So what we will do, if we go back into mail, I'm going to delete that new service that we just
set up, so Hover email, I'm going to hit the minus button, and we'll say "Remove." So that
account is now removed.
I'm going to use this SCO demo account to receive my new emails.
Let me pop that down.
In fact, we'll close the system preferences, and we'll pop mail down.
Let's go back to Safari.
OK, I'm already logged into my Hover account.
If I go to email, I see all my email boxes on this particular account, but again, I only have
the one, which is, click on "Forward," "Forward to Another Account," and
we're going to forward it to
Now, if you wanted to forward it to multiple accounts, you could actually put in a list separated by commas.
But I'm just going to forward it to this single account.
We'll say "Save." OK, so that's now forwarded.
We also have this forwarded tick in the forwarded column.
Pop that down, I'll get my mail client back up.
All right, let me just go across to another machine and send another email.
OK, let me just send that off.
That's gone across now to my scodemo@mac, so it should appear in this particular email box.
It's now been sent, and here it comes right into my MobileMe account.
If I just open it up, you'll see it's from Don McAllister to
That's just a simple way of forwarding your emails.
You don't have to create a separate email account within your email client, you can just forward
it to an existing account you already have set up.
Now, just for completeness, I'm just going to go ahead and run iWeb and show you how I might put
a link in my iWeb site.
This is the site.
Let's change the name from Don's Site to Don's Photos.
Now, you can insert an email link.
In fact, if we do insert, you'll see there is an option here to insert a button to email me, but
that's hardwired into your MobileMe account.
Ideally, what I'd like to do is use this textbox, so I'll just drag this textbox down here, a
little bit longer and a bit wider, a bit longer and a bit narrow, rather.
OK, let's just put some text in.
Send an email to order photos.
We'll highlight that.
We'll view the inspector.
After the inspector, we go to the hyperlink, enable this hyperlink, and select an email message,
and instead of my ScreenCastsOnline@Gmail, I'll put
Now for the subject, "Order photos," make hyperlinks active.
OK, we can now close that down and we can now publish this to the site.
Say "Continue," and that will publish in the background for us. OK.
As I said, we will revisit iWeb.
I do understand that people will need to migrate away from iWeb probably, but we'll look at that in a future show.
Let's just go ahead and visit site now.
OK, there's my web page, Don's Photos.
If I go to send an email to order photos, click on there, there we go, I have a new email
template addressed correctly with the subject of "Order photos."
If you already have a domain name registrar and already have domains registered elsewhere,
it is possible to transfer them across to Hover very, very simply.
By transferring them across to Hover, you get all the benefits of this nice user interface and basically no hassle.
It's just a nice, easy way of managing your domains and adding additional domains in as well.
Now, to transfer domains, there is an option here on the front page.
You can enter in a single domain and it will go ahead and check to see whether or not it's eligible for transfer.
You'll find most are or there are a few steps that you need to go through to make them transferrable.
As far as costs are concerned, there is a limited -time offer at the moment to do all domain
transfers for only $10 with the exception of .co top-level domains.
They are $30.
That's not a fee for the transfer.
That's to extend your registration for one year beyond your current expiration date.
Now, I found the support services to be very, very helpful.
In fact, so helpful that if you have a large number of domains that you'd like to transfer, they
do offer this service, which currently looks to be free, so there's no charge.
They will basically...
If you give them a list of the domains that you want transferring, they will actually do it for you on your behalf.
I actually used that service a few months ago and transferred between 20 or 30 different domains
across from two different registrars and it really was a seamless process.
I highly would recommend that if you have even if it's just two or three domains that you want
to transfer across, get the support guys over at Hover to do it for you.
It's really, really painless and very easy to set up.
So go across to and check out some of the information about transferring your domain to Hover.
As I've said, I've transferred all my domains across now, and I'm really pleased with the service.
So that's it for another extended ScreenCasts Online edition.
Thanks again to Hover for sponsoring this week's episode.
Don't forget there is a promo code you can use and you'll get 10% off any new domain registrations.
If you go across to, SCO2011, that will automatically invoke a special promo
code so that if you order any new domains, you'll get 10% off.
OK, that's it for this week.
Don't forget that if you would like to drop a note over on any of the iTunes stores just to give
a recommendation for ScreenCasts Online, I would appreciate it.
Also, we have the, which will take you across to and
you can always put a comment on that particular blog as well.
Any comments are most gratefully appreciated.
That's it for this week.
Again, thanks to Hover for the sponsorship of this week's free show, and I'll speak to you next time.