An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits 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 total number of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider 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 email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud hosting packages. After you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is active after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.