The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside 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 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 and the web site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and every domain address has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered in a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of several domain names at the same time if you intend to point them all to the same hosting company. The exact same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer process won't change the name servers automatically and the domains will still direct to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, as an example, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account as well, not only the one they're created for.