Having total control over your domain names is something really important and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website hosting provider. You may have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find 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 deals with the e-mails for a specific domain address. These records are used if you want to have your site with one provider and the emails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to give access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.