The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name ought to be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each Internet domain has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered inside a hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain address, but even of multiple domain names at once in case that you intend to direct them all to the same hosting company. Exactly the same steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domains will still forward to the old host. If you need to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account too, not only the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, which will enable you to manage your domain addresses without difficulty even if you have not used a hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for each domain name registered using our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to forward that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and requires just a few mouse clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domain addresses as part of the free DNS control services we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for every domain you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their websites, using this feature will give you a lot more credibility as a business.