An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits 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 bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider 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 a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or change any record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record will be 100% functioning within only an hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, 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 delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not experience any issues because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a few clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record shall be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.