The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. That 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 and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be sent to the right mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each and every domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

When you use a Linux shared website hosting package from our company and you add a new domain within the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you'll be able to handle its NS records easily via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domain addresses at the same time with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to manage your domain address even if it's the first one you've ever registered. It takes simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of every company that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.