The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out 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 web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. In this way a 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 website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every single Internet domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
In case you register a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers effortlessly. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a couple of clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain addresses at the same time, which can save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a large number of domain names that you would like to redirect to an alternative service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. Furthermore we enable you to set up private name servers for every domain name registered via our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs in particular, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.