Having 100 % control of your domains is something very important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a web hosting provider. Perhaps you 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, like 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 e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you would like have your site with one service provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You may also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.