An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets 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 number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a shared web hosting
account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do that through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record anytime if necessary. If the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.