Having complete control over your domain names is something really important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is a whole list 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 handles the e-mails for a particular domain address. These records are employed if you want to have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.