Having full control of your domains is something very necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you need 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 there is a whole set of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. You may also use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.