Having 100 % control of your domains is something really necessary and being able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is one of the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a cloud hosting provider. You may have heard of 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 website, and the MX records, which show the server that manages the e-mails for a certain domain address. These records are used if you wish to have your website with one company and the emails with another, for example. You could also use a domain address for a non-website service or forward the traffic to it by using special records. A lot of companies ask for an extra fee to provide access to edit specific DNS records besides the name servers.