An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address 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 permits you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or modify every single record with ease. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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