Having total control of your domains is something very important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared web hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is 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. These records are used if you wish to have your web site with one company and the e-mails with another, for instance. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.