An AAAA record is an IP within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the company employs, 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 e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point 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 Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or modify any record easily. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within only an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record will be active after you change it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider demands it.