Having complete control over your domains is something very important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared web 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 set of records, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that manages the e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you want to have your website with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. You may also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.