An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in 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 can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your email messages with another, 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 set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or modify every single record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you can also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.