There are various ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've created a site using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web 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 create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.