An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount 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 as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with all our cloud hosting solutions. As soon as you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.