Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a cloud hosting plan with our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains 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 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 could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change 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.