Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional email service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every web hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records with ease.