The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the web site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every Internet domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

In the event you register a domain name inside a hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers with ease. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a couple of mouse clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domain addresses at once, which could save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a large number of domain addresses that you'd like to forward to a different provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. We also allow you to set up private name servers for any domain registered with our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for instance, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.