An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with our website hosting plans. When you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web 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 with no trouble for every internet domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if needed. If the other provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.