An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers 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 total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages 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 need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our cloud website hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be active and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.