Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of 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 simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a website 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 in case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.