Having 100 % control of your domain names is something quite necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website hosting provider. Maybe you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is a whole set 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 particular domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your site with one service provider and the emails with another, for example. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an extra fee to give access to edit particular DNS records other than the name servers.