The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. 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 IP and the website content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each domain has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to manage its name servers without difficulty. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domains at the same time, which can save you time and efforts if you have a large number of domains that you'd like to point to an alternative service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company gives you. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for every single domain address registered through our company and unlike many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for example, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each and every domain name that's registered through us may be changed with no more than a few clicks using the sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to view the current NS records for a particular domain name and to determine if they're the ones that are needed for the domain to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to handle any domain address with ease even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you want, you can even 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're created, but also for any other domain address that you'd like to host in the exact same account. This option is very beneficial if you have clients of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is 100 % free.