Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux web hosting from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to do it.