Having total control over your domains is something rather crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you should 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 group of records, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you would like have your website with one service provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You could also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records other than the name servers.