The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a browser, your computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server handles the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain address has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a shared web 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'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of multiple domains simultaneously in case that you need to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer procedure isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domains will still point to the old host. If you want to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company web site, for example, it will 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 address to the same account as well, not just the one they are created for.