An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits 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 amount of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address 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 menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is active after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you may also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.