The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name ought to be retrieved. That way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the web site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every single Internet domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud web hosting packages, allows you to manage the name servers of each and every domain name registered through us with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even when you haven't had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain addresses all at once. In addition we offer you the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to point the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. Unlike other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.