An AAAA record is an IP in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our cloud web hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record will be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only several clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record is going to be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. This 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 company needs it.