An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of our website hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be live after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for every internet domain or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if required. In case the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.