An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company employs, 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 e-mails with a different one, 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 create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or edit every single record with ease. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be fully active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.