There are several ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have created a website through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.