An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly released IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables 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 name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our cloud website hosting plans. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any issues as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.