An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company 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 kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our shared hosting plans. When you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble for any domain name or subdomain which 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 forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.