An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do this using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain name 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, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other company requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.