Having complete control of your domain names is something very necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a website hosting provider. Maybe you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them you will find 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 handles the e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you wish to have your site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.