An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with all our website hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record shall be active after you change it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider requires it.