The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain address 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 name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the web site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Web Hosting
Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered within a web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you just seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of many domains simultaneously if you need to forward them all to the same hosting company. The exact same steps will also allow you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform given that the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domains will still redirect to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company website, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account also, not just the one they are created for.