The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a 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. This way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

In the event you register a domain name in a 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 Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain addresses at the same time, which could save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a large number of domains you want to point to an alternative provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. Additionally we permit you to set up private name servers for each and every Internet domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything more for this service. The newly created 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 when you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to handle the NS records of every domain name registered inside it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to manage everything relevant to your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domains isn't an exception, so even if you have not had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a several clicks. You are also going to have the ability to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain names uses at the moment and if they are the ones required to point that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we present you with opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ 100% free. This will give more credibility to your web site, particularly when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain which you want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.