Having 100 % control over your domains is something quite crucial and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for every single one of them is one of the things you need to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain address is hosted, but below them there is a whole group 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 manages the e-mails for a specific domain name. These records are used if you want to have your site with one company and the emails with another, for example. You can also use a domain name for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Some companies ask for an additional payment to grant access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.