There are many ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a site through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your Control Panel.