An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers 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 may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider uses, 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 email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you may also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.