An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for any internet domain or subdomain that you host inside 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 provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other service provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. 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.