An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, 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 have 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 inside a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.