Having complete control over your domains is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of 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 address is hosted, but below them there is also a whole group of records, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a specific domain name. These records are used if you would like have your website with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.