Having full 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 should look for when you search for a registration or a shared website hosting provider. You may have heard about 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 e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you wish to have your web site with one provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an additional payment to give access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.