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 group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address 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 address and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain address has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Web Hosting
In the event you register a domain name within a web hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers with ease. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with a few clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domains at once, which can save you time and efforts if you have a huge number of domain names that you would like to direct to an alternative provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Additionally we permit you to set up private name servers for every domain name registered using our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.