Having total control over your domain names is something rather crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you have 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 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 website, and the MX records, which show the server that manages the emails for a certain domain. These records are used if you want to have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. You may also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an extra fee to give access to edit particular DNS records apart from the name servers.