Having total control of your domain names is something really crucial 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 shared hosting provider. You might 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 deals with the emails for a particular domain. These records are employed if you want to have your website with one company and the e-mails with another, for example. You can also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.