There are several 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 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be required with the other company.