The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a 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. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server handles the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain address has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In the event you register a domain name inside a cloud website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers effortlessly. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with only a few clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even numerous domain names at once, which could save you considerable time and efforts if you have a large number of domain names that you would like to forward to a different provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other company gives you. In addition we permit you to create private name servers for any domain registered using our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to point 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 example, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.