An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration 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 higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain name 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 are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our cloud hosting packages. After you log in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple 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, within a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be live after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address 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 set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can even change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.