An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four 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 number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it within a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.