An AAAA record is an IP within the recently launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider 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 email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or edit every single record effortlessly. When you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any problems since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely live. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record is going to be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.