An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits in 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 that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or change any record without difficulty. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.