Having complete control over your domain names is something very important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. Maybe you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there is a whole group 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 handles the e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you would like have your website with one provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You could also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.