An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers 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 total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or edit every record effortlessly. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain or subdomain which you host in 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 forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. 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 before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.