An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails 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'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this through our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain address or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all 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 easy as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if needed. If the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.