Eric Lyon was kind enough to share with me news of a major upgrade at Namepros. The popular domain forum will be moving to a new platform. One of the key things I see is the return of chat. Of all the forums out there over the years, Namepros has had the most consistently active chatroom. I think many members have missed it and some have expressed their desire to see it return.
Here is the announcement:
After months of researching the best solutions for our forums and developing them to fit our forums’ needs, we are ready to migrate NamePros to a better platform and newer forum software. This new platform will allow us to rapidly develop a wide variety of tools for our members and continue to grow our community. Here are some of the benefits that members will see at launch and in the coming weeks after launch:
+ Design: A brand new design (responsive).
+ Interface: An intuitive interface with easier navigation.
+ Mobile: Optimized for mobile devices.
+ Chat: The return of chat!
+ PMs: Threaded private messaging.
+ Related Threads: A list of threads that are related to the active thread.
+ Most Active Threads: A list of the most active threads at any given moment.
+ Business Directory: Increased exposure of the business directory.
+ Polls: A site-wide poll system for members to express their opinions on industry topics.
+ Social Integration: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
+ Alerts: Instant notifications/alerts on your desktop or mobile device. Alerts are optional.
+ Speed: Faster page load times.
+ Reliability: Improved stability across the entire site.
+ Security: Strengthened security with up-to-date technology.
+ Safety: Enhanced fraud and spam prevention.
+ Professional Guides and How-To Articles.
+ Advanced Site Search.
+ All of the great features that already exist on NamePros.
+ Many more features and improvements.
In addition to everything listed above, we have some huge projects currently in development, and we can’t wait to share them with everyone. Stay tuned!