The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. 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 IP and the site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each and every domain name has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered within a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of multiple domain addresses simultaneously in case that you want to direct them all to the same website hosting provider. The very same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform given that the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still direct to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company site, as an example, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain that's registered through us can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks through the leading-edge, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to see the current NS records for a given domain address and to check if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain address to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to handle any domain name with ease even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain under which they are created, but also for any other domain name that you'd like to host within the same account. This feature is very beneficial when you have clients of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available 100 % free.