Having total control of your domains is something rather crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a website hosting provider. You may have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address 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 address. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one company and the emails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.