Having 100 % control of your domain names is something rather important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a shared 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 set 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. These records are employed if you wish to have your web site with one company and the e-mails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.