An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you'd like 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 ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can even edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.