An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward 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 Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation 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 difficulties as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name 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'll be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.