Having 100 % control over your domain names is something very 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 web hosting provider. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is also a whole list 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 emails for a certain domain. These records are employed if you'd like to have your website with one service provider and the emails with another, for example. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra payment to give access to edit certain DNS records apart from the name servers.