Having complete control over your domains is something really crucial and being 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 website hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them you will find 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 emails for a particular domain. These records are used if you would like have your website with one company and the e-mails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.