Having full control of your domains is something really crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website 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 set of records, like 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 certain domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.