An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example 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 bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is quite intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.