Company Overview, Pricing, and Features
Hover.com is a registrar company that focuses on making thing simple and no frills. This also means they do not try to pressure you with additional services. Still, they offer a long list of descriptive TLDs alongside all the normal generic ones you expect as well as country-specific ones. They also include free Whois Privacy and unlimited domain forwarding. Hover does not currently offer pre-registration for TLDs that are in pre-release.
Hover.com focuses on domain registration and email hosting, so no web hosting here.
Hover has all the Generic and a large list of Descriptive TLDs. They also have many of the popular country code TLDs. The list has 349 different types. They do not list non-released TLDs like GoDaddy, so every TLD in the list is available.
Sadly we were not able to preorder domains via Hover.com. They appear to only offer domains that have been released.
Hover includes privacy with all domains for free. It is automatically enabled, so the customer does not have to do anything.
Hover was cheapest on 2 out of the three descriptive domains we tried to register and while not the cheapest for the generic TLDs, was in the middle price range. Their prices were very consistent in that they did not offer super low first-year rates and then get more expensive. They did have a few featured domains that were on sale for the first year, however, this did not seem to be a bait tactic.