Having complete control over your domain names is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a hosting provider. You may have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there is a whole set of records, like 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 specific domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.