An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or change any record with ease. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain name or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if needed. In case the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.