Having total control of your domains is something really crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you should look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. Maybe you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them you will find a whole list of records, for example 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. These records are employed if you want to have your web site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for example. You could also use a domain name for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.