An AAAA record is an IP in the newly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits 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 which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the site for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point 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 Web Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or edit every record easily. As soon as you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any troubles because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be operating after you edit it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.