What is NS Records? The Name Servers of a domain reveal the DNS servers that handle its DNS records. The IP address of the website (A record), the mail server that deals with the e-mails for a domain (MX records), any text record in free form (TXT record), directing (CNAME record) and so on are obtained from the DNS servers of the web hosting company and for any Internet domain to be using them and to be directed to their hosting platform, it ought to have their name servers, or NS records. If you wish to open an Internet site, for instance, and you insert the URL, the Internet browser connects to a DNS server, which keeps the NS records for the domain address and the request is then pointed to the DNS servers of the hosting company where the A record of the site is obtained, enabling you to look at the content from the right location. Ordinarily a domain has two name servers that start with NS or DNS as a prefix and the distinction between the two is simply visual.