An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers 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 could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, 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 emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one without difficulty for any internet domain or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. If the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.