Having 100 % control of your domains is something rather crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list of records, such as 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 specific domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your web site with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.