An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers 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 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 address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward 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 Website Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or edit any record with ease. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% live within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for every internet domain or subdomain which 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 could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel 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 picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. If the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.