An AAAA record is an IP within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or change every record easily. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully active within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be active with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.