An AAAA record is an IP in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the website for it can be found. 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 company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our shared hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.