An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point 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 Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you have 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 just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with all our cloud website hosting solutions. When you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be working and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.