The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within 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 address ought to 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 web site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain registered within a cloud hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain name, but even of numerous domain addresses at once whenever you intend to forward them all to the same hosting company. Identical steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform since the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still redirect to the old host. If you want to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company web site, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain to the same account as well, not only the one they're created for.