There are various ways to redirect a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the 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 address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.