Having complete control over your domain names is something very important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there's a whole list of records, for example 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 certain domain name. These records are employed if you want to have your web site with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. You may also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.