An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or change any record with ease. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.