Having 100 % control over your domain names is something rather crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. Perhaps 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 set 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 e-mails for a specific domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your web site with one service provider and the emails with another, for instance. 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 fee to grant access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.