The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. In this 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 site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Website Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia CP, offered with with our website hosting plans, will enable you to take care of the name servers of each domain address registered through our company with simply a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it will enable you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains all at once. Additionally we give you the chance to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain address registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to point the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to forward the domain address to their system. Different from other companies, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.