The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the emails for the domain name (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
If you register a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers effortlessly. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a few mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even numerous domains simultaneously, which could save you a lot of time and efforts in case you have a large number of domains you want to forward to another provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We permit you to set up private name servers for every domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for instance, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for each and every domain address which is registered through our company can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks via the leading-edge, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to view the current NS records for a specific domain and to check if they are the ones that are needed for the domain address to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to control any domain address with ease even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you want, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain address under which they're set up, but also for any other domain name that you'd like to host inside the same account. This option is very handy when you have clients of your own and you would like their web sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is absolutely free.