An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or edit any record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record will be fully live within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.