Having full control of your domains is something very necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the e-mails for a specific domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your web site with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.