An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do this through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case 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 have set up, it will take you just a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.