Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you have in the 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 etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other provider if you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks in your Control Panel.