Having total control of your domain names is something very crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of the things you have 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 address is hosted, but below them there is also 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 manages the e-mails for a particular domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one company and the e-mails with another, for example. Additionally you can 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 particular DNS records apart from the name servers.