Having total control of your domains is something rather important 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. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain is hosted, but below them there's 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 handles the e-mails for a particular domain name. These records are employed if you wish to have your site with one company 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 using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to grant access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.