The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. That way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

If you register a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers easily. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with only a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domains at a time, which could save you time and efforts in case you have a large number of domain names you want to redirect to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We also enable you to set up private name servers for every single domain name registered with our company and unlike many other providers we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.