An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider 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 decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you'd like to set up 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 Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or modify any record without difficulty. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is very 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 require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up 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 names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type 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 is going to propagate globally and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.