An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike 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 in this format the number of IPs which 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, that record instructs the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify any record with ease. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record will be fully active within only an hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very simple steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.