An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward 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 Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our cloud hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that 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 you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any issues because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record is going to be functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company requires it.