There are numerous ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.