An AAAA record is an IP within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the company employs, 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 email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of 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 Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain that you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do that via our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite 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. Provided they demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not experience 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 same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.