If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.