Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have 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 it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is often confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux website hosting packages is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of simple steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a number of options - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.