An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of numbers 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 sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system 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 company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this through our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any problems since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll 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 choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other provider demands it.