Having full control of your domains is something rather important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a web hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is a whole list of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the emails for a particular domain name. These records are employed if you want to have your site with one company 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 through special records. Many companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.