The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. With this a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, enabling you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered inside a cloud web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of several domain addresses at a time in case that you intend to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Identical steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer procedure does not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still direct 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 just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company website, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.