The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered within a web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you just moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain name, but even of many domain addresses simultaneously whenever you would like to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Identical steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer procedure doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company web site, for example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain to the same account too, not only the one they are created for.