Having 100 % control of your domains is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you need to 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 address is hosted, but below them there is also a whole list of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the emails for a specific domain name. These records are used if you want to have your website with one provider and the e-mails with another, for example. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.