An AAAA record is an IP within the newly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. In case the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.