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 within a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers globally 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 is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the emails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain name registered inside a shared hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you just seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain address, but even of multiple domain addresses simultaneously if you intend to direct them all to the same hosting company. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform since the transfer procedure won't change the name servers automatically and the domains will still forward to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you'll 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 employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain address to the same account also, not only the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The name servers for every domain which is registered through our company could be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks via the innovative, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as effortless to view the current NS records for a given domain name and to verify if they are the ones that are required for the domain to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to handle any domain effortlessly even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain under which they're set up, but also for any other domain name that you might want to host inside the exact same account. This option is very beneficial when you have customers of your own and you wish their sites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is absolutely free.