Having total control over your domain names is something rather necessary 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 hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole group of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that manages the emails for a specific domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one service provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to give access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.