Having total control of your domain names is something really crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there's a whole set 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 e-mails for a specific domain address. These records are employed if you'd like to have your website with one service provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it through special records. A lot of companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records besides the name servers.