The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered within a hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you just seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of multiple domain names at once whenever you want to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Identical steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform given that the transfer procedure is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you would like to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you will be able to do that with just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain name to the same account as well, not only the one they are created for.