Having 100 % control over your domains is something rather crucial and to be 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 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 set 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 specific domain address. These records are employed if you want to have your web site with one service provider and the emails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.