An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting
account, it is not going to take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or modify every record easily. When you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server
from our company includes a few very easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.