An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site 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 will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for every domain address or subdomain that you host in 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 provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if required. In case the other service provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.