An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or edit every record easily. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. Assuming the other service provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.