An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four 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 total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or modify every record easily. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply 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 address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not experience any problems because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record will be active after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.