Having total control over your domain names is something very necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every one of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them you will find a whole group of records, such as 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 emails for a certain domain address. These records are employed if you'd like to have your web site with one service provider and the e-mails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it through special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit particular DNS records besides the name servers.