An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet 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 will allow you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for every 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 you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record at any time if needed. In case the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.