The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered in a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of one domain, but even of numerous domain names simultaneously whenever you need to point them all to the same hosting company. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company website, as an example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account too, besides the one they are created for.