If you would like to forward a domain that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the visitors from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a website hosting plan
with our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a click to get it done.