An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, 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 create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you will not experience any issues as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses 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 set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or remove 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 standard 3600 seconds if the other provider demands it.