Having complete control of your domain names is something rather crucial and to be 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 shared website hosting provider. Perhaps you 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, 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 manages the emails for a particular domain address. These records are employed if you want to have your web site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for example. You may also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.