Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have set up a website with the latter. In 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 Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.