The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in 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 ought to be retrieved. With this a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a shared web hosting account from our company, you'll be able to control its name servers with ease. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domain addresses at once, which could save you considerable time and efforts when you have a large number of domain addresses you want to redirect to an alternative service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Furthermore we enable you to create private name servers for each and every Internet domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain name to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for example, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, that will enable you to control your domains without difficulty even if you have not used a hosting account or a domain address in the past. Changing the NS records for each and every domain name registered through our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to point that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also very simple and requires only a couple of mouse clicks. You are also going to be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domains as part of the free DNS management services we offer you with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain name you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their web sites, employing this feature is going to give you far more credibility as a business.