An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service 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 a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our shared hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.