An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers 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 may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a shared website 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 mouse clicks to do that through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties 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. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to 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 basic as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.