An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to pick 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. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.