Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have created an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a web hosting
through our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to do it.