DNS question, canonical name


Why is the canonical name/CNAME jay.com I think that is the "A" record.
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points to it, not the other way around.
Could someone help me wrap my head around this?
If there was no CNAME, then we would just have jay.com
-> ns
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Non-authoritative answer:
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canonical name = jay.com.
Name: jay.com
Address: 54.183.231.34
-> ns jay.com
Non-authoritative answer:
Name: jay.com
Address: 54.183.231.34
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!(Again, below we have that "jay.com" is the cname. (as if it is pointing to
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but I think it's the other way around...
-> dig
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cname
; DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.30.rc1.el6_6.2
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cname
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER
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