If you wish to point a domain address that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. This way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the website that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a cloud website hosting with our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to make it happen.