An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain 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 want to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or edit every record easily. After you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within only one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record shall be working after you change it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider requires it.