An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 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 amount of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that via our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.