Having 100 % control of your domain names is something quite necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is among the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain 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 site, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the e-mails for a specific domain. These records are used if you would like have your web site with one company and the emails with another, for instance. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.