The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name 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 is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every single domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as 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 will be able to take care of its name servers easily. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with only a few mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names simultaneously, which could save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains you want to forward to an alternative provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for each and every domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to redirect any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for example, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.