The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each Internet domain has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, which will enable you to manage your domain names easily even when you haven't used a web hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for any domain name registered using our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to direct that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and requires as little as several clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain names as a part of the free DNS control services we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain address you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature will give you far more credibility as a business.