Having complete control over your domain names is something rather important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there is a whole group of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the emails for a certain domain name. These records are employed if you want to have your site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. You may also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.