Having complete control of your domain names is something very important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address 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 particular domain. These records are used if you wish to have your web site with one service provider and the emails with another, for example. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.