There are numerous ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created a site using some on-line service which provides 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're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other provider.