Best registrar for DNS management
Working on my website and things are fluid. I will be switching mail servers and shuffling subdomains. My domain is coming up for renewal and I am looking for a company that will manage my DNS records through whatever changes we make. I don't know anything about DNS servers or records and don't host with my present registrar anymore (they are a Network Solutions affiliate). I'm pretty sure that the usual arrangement is for the DNS records to reside on the hosting company's DNS servers, so they are the ones who usually manage them. My present registrar seemed not to want to do this for me and when we went to a new hosting company simply pointed to their DNS servers. I want a registrar that will do any DNS records management tasks we might require but not necessarily on my hosting company's servers. I think it must certainly be possible for the DNS records associated with a domain to reside on any DNS server so what I want should be doable. Are there companies out there who will do this for me and how do I find the best one?
Googling "managed DNS server" brings up a lot of names and a bewildering array of service descriptions. LifeHacker's Five Best DNS Registrar's was one hit and mentioned, in order of quality:Namecheap, Name.com, Hover, Gandi, Dreamhost. I do have a test blog at Bluehost which I could possibly put on a subdomain and then use them for DNS and email but I don't want to be a PITA customer, as I may have become with my current registrar.
Any insights/recommendations appreciated. I just don't have the time to start versing myself in this stuff right now, even though it's critical.