An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service 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 email messages with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify any record easily. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully functioning within a maximum of an hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain or subdomain you host within 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 company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if required. If the other service provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.