An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point 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 Shared Web Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or modify any record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within no more than 1 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 shows the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be working after you change it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.