An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain which you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different 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 active and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.