Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other provider in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a cloud hosting from our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick 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 is going to be active almost right away. That way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have 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'll require literally just a mouse click to get it done.