Having total control of your domain names is something really necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you need to 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 name is hosted, but below them there is also a whole set of records, for example 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 e-mails for a specific domain. These records are used if you want to have your web site with one company and the e-mails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra payment to provide access to edit specific DNS records other than the name servers.