An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit every record without difficulty. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully functioning within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.