Having full control over your domains is something quite crucial 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. You may have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is also a whole set of records, like 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 e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you would like have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. You could also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an extra payment to provide access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.