An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits 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 bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside 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 just a few clicks to do that through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or 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 you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any difficulties since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record will be operating after you edit it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.