Having 100 % control of your domains is something really crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared hosting provider. Maybe you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is a whole group 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 manages the e-mails for a specific domain address. These records are employed if you would like have your website with one service provider and the emails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.