Having full control over your domains is something very necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is among the things you have 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 is a whole list of records, like the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the emails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you want to have your site with one service provider 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. Some companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.