An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the 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 website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our cloud hosting plans. After you log in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record will be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for every domain name or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue functioning after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.