An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully functioning within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.