An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of numbers 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 amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or change any record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other service provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.