Having complete control over your domains is something really important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a 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 list 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 manages the emails for a particular 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. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an extra payment to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.