The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. With this 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 address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are used, enabling you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and every domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
The innovative Hepsia CP, offered with with our cloud hosting plans, will permit you to handle the name servers of every single domain registered through us with only a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will allow you to modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains all at once. Additionally we provide you with the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.