Having total control over your domains is something quite necessary and to be 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 web hosting provider. Maybe you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them there is a whole list 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 manages the emails for a certain domain. These records are used if you would like have your website with one service provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to give access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.