The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be sent to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single Internet domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered within a website hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you merely seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain name, but even of several domain addresses simultaneously when you want to direct them all to the same hosting provider. The exact same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domains to our platform as the transfer procedure won't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for instance, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account as well, not just the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The name servers for any domain that is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few clicks via the innovative, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to see the current NS records for a given domain and to determine if they are the ones that are required for the domain address to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to handle any domain name easily even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain under which they are set up, but also for any other domain that you might want to host in the exact same account. This option is very handy if you have customers of your own and you want their sites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is absolutely free.