Having full control of your domains is something quite necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a web hosting provider. Maybe you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain 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 deals with the e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you wish to have your website with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.