An AAAA record is an IP in the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers 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 can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a 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 Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.