There are numerous ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have developed a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to 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 company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, 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 frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.