An AAAA record is an IP in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits 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 could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do this through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they demand it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for any domain address or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if needed. If the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.