An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a couple of clicks via the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain name or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record anytime if needed. If the other company requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.