An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets 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 can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type 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 Cloud Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or modify every single record easily. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully active within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.