An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind 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 want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or edit every record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with ease for every internet domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.