An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers 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 higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have within a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do that by using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely 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 company. If they require it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.