Having 100 % control of your domain names is something really crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. You may have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there's 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 manages the emails for a certain domain name. These records are employed if you want to have your website with one provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.