Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of another provider assuming you have created a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you're going to 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 unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to do it.