Having complete control over your domain names is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them there is a whole group of records, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the emails for a specific domain. These records are used if you would like have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. You could also use a domain name 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 other than the name servers.