Having full control over your domains is something very crucial 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 hosting provider. You may have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list 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 handles the emails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you want to have your web site with one provider and the emails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.