An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. 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 Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or change every single record easily. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully working within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you want to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can even modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.