Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is generally mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux web hosting through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then just click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to do it.