Having complete control of your domain names is something rather necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a web hosting provider. You may have heard about 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 website, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the e-mails for a specific domain name. These records are used if you want to have your website with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to give access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.