Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to redirect 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 is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is generally confused with the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. 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 Hosting
In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.