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 an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure that a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Web Hosting
In the event you register a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company, you will be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with only a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even a number of domains at a time, which can save you considerable time and efforts when you have a large number of domain addresses that you'd like to forward to a different service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Additionally we permit you to create private name servers for any Internet domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created 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 instance, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The name servers for every domain address that's registered through us could be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the sophisticated, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as effortless to view the current NS records for a particular domain address and to determine if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain name to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to control any domain address effortlessly even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you would like, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain address under which they are created, but also for any other domain name that you might want to host inside the very same account. This feature is very handy when you have customers of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available 100 % free.