Having total control of your domains is something really necessary and to be 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 web hosting provider. Maybe you 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 handles the e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are used if you would like have your site with one provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.