An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain 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'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud web hosting
account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every single record without difficulty. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully live within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server
from our company features a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.