The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must 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 and the site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each Internet domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you register a domain name inside a shared web hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a few mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even multiple domain names at the same time, which will save you considerable time and efforts when you have a huge number of domain names you want to redirect to an alternative service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Furthermore we allow you to set up private name servers for every single Internet domain registered using our company and unlike many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs in particular, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are handled via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with incredibly user-friendly interface, which will help you control your domain addresses without difficulty even if you have never used a hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for each and every domain registered using our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to forward that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also very simple and takes just several mouse clicks. You will also be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domains as a part of the free DNS administration services that we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain address that you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their web sites, employing this feature will give you a lot more credibility as a business.