Having full control over your domain names is something quite crucial and being able to access and edit the DNS records for each of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud website hosting provider. You might have heard about the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is also a whole set 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 deals with the emails for a certain domain. These records are used if you'd like to have your web site with one service provider and the emails with another, for instance. Additionally you can use a domain for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. Many companies ask for an additional payment to provide access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.