Having complete control over your domain names is something quite important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website 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 list of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that manages the e-mails for a certain domain. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You could also use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.