There are lots of ways to point a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have created a website through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be required with the other provider.