There are various ways to redirect a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a site using some on-line service which provides 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'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.