Having total control over your domain names is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. Maybe 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, like the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a certain domain address. These records are used if you'd like to have your website with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. You may 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 besides the name servers.