The Name Servers of a domain point out the DNS servers that manage its DNS records. The IP of the site (A record), the mail server that handles the e-mails for a domain (MX records), any text record in free form (TXT record), forwarding (CNAME record) and so on are obtained from the DNS servers of the website hosting company and for any domain to be using them and to be directed to their hosting platform, it has to have their name servers, or NS records. If you wish to open a site, for example, and you type in the URL, the web browser connects to a DNS server, which keeps the NS records for the domain address and the request is then forwarded to the DNS servers of the hosting company where the A record of the web site is retrieved, allowing you to view the content from the correct location. Usually a domain address has 2 name servers that start with NS or DNS as a prefix and the difference between the two is only visual.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each and every domain which is registered through us can be changed with no more than a few clicks from the innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to view the current NS records for a particular domain and to determine if they are the ones that are needed for the domain to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain name easily even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain under which they're created, but also for any other domain that you would like to host inside the same account. This feature is very useful if you have clients of your own and you wish their sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available absolutely free.