Having 100 % control over your domains is something really necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud web hosting provider. Maybe you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is 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 certain domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your website with one company 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. Many companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.