The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name ought to 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 site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, allowing you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register a new domain name in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you are going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any troubles even if you haven't had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many different domain addresses in the account, you're going to be able to update all of them simultaneously, which could save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain address uses and if they are the correct ones or not as a way for the domain to be pointed to the account that you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also permit you to create private name servers under any domain name registered within the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.