Having 100 % control of your domain names is something rather important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is among the things you have 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 group of records, like 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 particular domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your web site with one company and the emails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.