Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider assuming you have set up an Internet 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 provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a shared hosting with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a number of simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you are 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, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to create 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'll take you literally simply a click to get it done.