An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our web hosting packages. After you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be active after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be working after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.