An AAAA record is an IP in the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our web hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain 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, pick AAAA and then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you could also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.