An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the 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 enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name 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 use a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our cloud website hosting packages. When you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few 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

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.