Having total control of your domains is something very crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you should 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 address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list of records, like the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a particular domain address. These records are employed if you want to have your site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to give access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.