Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared website hosting package with our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have 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 only a mouse click to make it happen.