The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. That way a web 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 web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain name (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. 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 Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers easily. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of a single one or even a number of domains at once, which could save you time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains that you'd like to redirect to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. Furthermore we permit you to set up private name servers for every Internet domain registered via our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain that's registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the leading-edge, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to see the current NS records for a particular domain address and to determine if they are the ones that are required for the domain address to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain address with ease even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you can even register private name servers and and use them not only for the domain address under which they are set up, but also for any other domain that you'd like to host in the exact same account. This option is very handy when you have customers of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available totally free.