An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number 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 IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few clicks to do that via our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If 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 will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not encounter any issues because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.