Having complete control of your domains is something rather important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them there is a whole list 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 handles the e-mails for a particular domain name. These records are employed if you would like have your site with one company and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.