An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits 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 bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do that using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you can also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.