My company is using AWS CloudFront as a CDN for our website's media content. The previous employee set up a separate .com domain name with CNAME pointing to our cloudfront domain (d3cerlni7****.cloudfront.net)
Today we had a problem with .com domain, it was not responding and as the result all the images were not showing on our website. Cloudfront (d3cerlni7****.cloudfront.net) itself work just fine.
So my question is this: are there any benefits of using a .com domain to link to our CDN? Because it seems if the .com is down for some reason our content is not displayed. Wouldn't it be better to replace all the links to d3cerlni7****.cloudfront.net directly, instead of to a separate .com domain?
Thanks for help