An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages 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 have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our cloud website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the 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'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other provider demands it.