Having complete control over your domain names is something rather necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a shared hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list 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 emails for a particular domain. These records are employed if you would like have your web site with one company and the e-mails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an extra payment to provide access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.