If you would like to forward a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. By doing this, 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 forwarded to the site that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. 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 address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud plan through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change 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.