An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.