An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for any domain name or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if needed. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.