The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to 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 address and the site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for example. Every single domain address has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered within a cloud hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of one domain address, but even of multiple domain addresses simultaneously if you want to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer process won't change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still point to the old host. If you want to set up 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 when you have a company web site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain address to the same account too, not only the one they're created for.