An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 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 total number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our shared website hosting plans. After you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not experience any issues as 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 as soon as you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record is going to be working after you edit 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 default 3600 seconds when the other company needs it.