The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. With this a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every domain address has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

In the event you register a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers with ease. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with just a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain names at once, which will save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a lot of domain names you want to point to an alternative provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. We enable you to create private name servers for any Internet domain registered with our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to redirect 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 domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.