An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting
account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify any record effortlessly. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully working within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain or subdomain you host in 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 service provider you direct 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 in which you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. In case the other company demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.