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 address, so when you open a URL within a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. This way a web 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 right location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a cloud hosting from our company and you register a new domain address in the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you are going to be able to control its NS records effortlessly through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for many domains at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to control your domain even if it's the first one you have ever registered. It takes only a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with a few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of any provider that you'd like the new NS records to forward to.