Having purchased a few domains on what I thought was a reputable host - "compila". Have a look at their website - see the page "domains overview" top right and a list of what is included with each domain.
Free Domain Name Parking
Naming Authority Fees Paid
Free Website Redirection
Free Email Redirection
Free DNS changes
No Transfer out Fees
When I came to make some DNS changes and just failed totally to find the area to do this I emailed compila. Their response:
The "free dns changes" means generally that you can perform
registrar changes and not A, www, CNAME changes etc. There
is no facility for the latter changes unless you purchase a
Perhaps I am missing something, but to my mind free DNS changes means just that!
Now I've got that off my chest.