The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers around the globe 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 name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each Internet domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered within a hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you just moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain name, but even of several domains at a time in case that you want to direct them all to the same hosting provider. The very same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with a few mouse 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 new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account too, not only the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain name in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you'll be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you have not had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have multiple domain names within the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which can save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they're the proper ones or not as a way for the domain to be pointed to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will enable you to set up private name servers under any domain registered in the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.