The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a web 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 name ought to be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the web site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a Linux cloud website hosting from our company and you add a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you are going to be able to control its NS records with ease through the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a number of domain names at once with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain name even if it is the first you've ever registered. It requires merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of every company that you want the new NS records to direct to.