The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a 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 name 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 Internet protocol address and the website content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to handle its name servers with ease. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with only a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even multiple domain names at once, which could save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domains that you'd like to point to another service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. In addition we enable you to set up private name servers for each domain name registered through our company and unlike many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to direct any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for example, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.