An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or edit any record with ease. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record will be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for every domain address or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record at any time if necessary. In case the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.