The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain name is the most convenient way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etcetera, so, in case you need to modify any one of these records, you'll be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the web site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered inside a cloud hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you just seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain address, but even of many domain addresses at a time when you would like to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. The exact same steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still forward to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company website, as an 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 directing any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.