An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service 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 email messages with another, so if you choose to use such a 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
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain name or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. In case the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.