An AAAA record is an IP within the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike 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 total number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address 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 are using a service through a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all our shared hosting plans. After you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not experience any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses 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 are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be operating after you change it or remove 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 in case the other company demands it.