Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a cloud web hosting plan with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, plus much 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 want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.