An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of 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 Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify every single record with ease. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% working within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record will be functioning after you change it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.