An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward 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 Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain that you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain or subdomain that you host within 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 provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel 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 easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to change the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other company requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.