The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must 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 address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) so a message can be sent to the right mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are used, enabling you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each domain has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
In the event you register a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will be able to handle its name servers effortlessly. This is done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with a few clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domains at the same time, which can save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a large number of domain addresses you want to point to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. We enable you to create private name servers for any domain address registered with our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything extra 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 every time you use our IPs for instance, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.