An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all our cloud hosting packages. When you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.