The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. This way a web 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 web site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be sent to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each Internet domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered in a website hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of many domain addresses at a time in case that you want to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform for the reason that transfer process won't change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still direct to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, for instance, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each and every domain name that's registered through us can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks via the sophisticated, although easy-to-use Hepsia CP included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as simple to view the current NS records for a particular domain and to check if they're the ones that are needed for the domain to be directed 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 address effortlessly even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you may 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 set up, but also for any other domain name that you'd like to host inside the exact same account. This option is very handy if you have customers 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 free of charge.