An AAAA record is an IP within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point 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 Website Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have within a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If 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'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only 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. Then, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.