Having complete control of your domains is something quite important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared web hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole group of records, like the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a specific domain. These records are used if you want to have your site with one service provider and the emails with another, for instance. You may also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.