Having full control of your domain names is something quite important and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you have to 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 there is a whole set of records, like the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that manages 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 may also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Some companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.