The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Website Hosting
Managing the NS records for any domain registered in a website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you merely moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain, but even of several domains at once whenever you want to direct them all to the same hosting company. The exact same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform for the reason that transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still redirect to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.