The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the emails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be sent to the right mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain address has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered inside a cloud hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of many domain names at once in case that you want to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. The exact same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer procedure is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you need to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they are created for.