An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of 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 Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared hosting plans. After you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any issues because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record is going to be working after you edit it or erase 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 if the other provider requires it.