An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits in 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or edit every record with ease. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record will be operating after you change it or erase it in the future. This is actually 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 service provider demands it.