Having full control over your domains is something quite crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a web hosting provider. Maybe you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them there is a whole group of records, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the e-mails for a specific domain address. These records are used if you would like have your web site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an extra payment to provide access to edit certain DNS records other than the name servers.