An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, 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 Cloud Hosting
If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain 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 will not take you more than a few clicks to do that via our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll 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 features a few simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default 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.