Having total control over your domains is something really crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you need 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 is also a whole group 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 emails for a certain domain. These records are used if you would like have your web site with one provider and the e-mails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to give access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.