Frequently Asked Questions
What is an NS record?
An NS (name server) record allows you to delegate a subdomain of your domain to another name server.
For example you have the domain mydomain.com which is using the Domainmonster.com name servers. You decide that you want your own name server (myns.mydomain.com), for which you have already added an A-record, to look after the DNS for a subdomain on your domain: extranet.mydomain.com.
To do this, you would add an NS record for hostname/Zone "extranet" with the name server address "myns.mydomain.com". If someone therefore wants any DNS information about extranet.mydomain.com, our Domainmonster.com name servers will send them in the direction of the server at myns.mydomain.com.
- What is DNS?
- What are Name servers?
- What are 3rd Party Name Servers?
- What is a glue record?
- What are cached DNS records?
- What is an FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)?
- What is a hostname?
- What are public and private IP addresses?
- How can I modify the DNS for a domain?
- What is an A Record?
- What is an AAAA Record?
- What is a CNAME record?
- What is an MX record?
- What is a TXT record?
- What is an NS record?
- What is an SPF (sender policy framework) record?
- What happens if I edit my DNS?
- How can I reset the DNS to default?
- Why canít I edit the DNS for my domain?
- Where can I manage my DNS within my control panel?
- How long will changes to the DNS take to update?
- What does "resolve" mean in terms of DNS?
- Why am I getting an error adding a DNS record?
- What is an SRV record?