An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 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 amount of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward 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 Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks through the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our shared hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name 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 set up under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.