An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits in 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 could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any problems as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider requires it.