An AAAA record is an IP within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this via our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not experience any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will 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 couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record shall be functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other service provider demands it.