Having full control over your domains is something rather crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a shared website hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole group of records, such as 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 emails for a certain domain. These records are employed if you want to have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.