Having full control of your domains is something really important 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. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them you will find a whole set 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 certain domain name. These records are used if you want to have your web site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an extra payment to give access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.