An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all our website hosting solutions. After you log in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that 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 are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any domain name or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. In case the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.