An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits 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 total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, 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 a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or edit every single record without difficulty. When you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few very simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.