If you'd like to forward a domain that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be redirected to the site which you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a cloud plan from our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could 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'll take you literally only a click to make it happen.