An AAAA record is an IP within the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared web hosting solutions. As soon as you log in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record is going to be operating after you modify 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 change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider needs it.