The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. In this 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 requested from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain address registered in a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of numerous domains at a time in case that you intend to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domains to our platform as the transfer procedure won't change the name servers automatically and the domains will still direct to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, for instance, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account also, besides the one they are created for.