There are numerous 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 and you have created a website through some on-line service which provides 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 are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 name may have will stop working, so you can't 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 further configuration may be needed with the other provider.