An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
In order to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble for every domain address or subdomain that 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 forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to 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 created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.