Having complete control of your domain names is something really necessary 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 hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there's 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 particular domain name. These records are employed if you want to have your website with one provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.