Having complete control of your domain names is something quite necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is among the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address 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. These records are employed if you'd like to have your site with one provider and the emails with another, as an illustration. You may also use a domain for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to provide access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.