Having complete control of your domains is something very important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list 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 deals with the e-mails for a certain domain name. These records are used if you'd like to have your web site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to give access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.