Having complete control of your domains is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You may have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is also a whole list of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the site, and the MX records, which show the server that deals with the e-mails for a particular domain. These records are used if you would like have your website with one company and the e-mails with another, for instance. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra payment to grant access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.