An AAAA record is an IP in the recently launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for every domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other service provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.