Having full control of your domain names is something rather important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website 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, such as the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a specific domain name. These records are used if you'd like to have your website with one provider and the emails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Some companies ask for an additional fee to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.