An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change any record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with ease for every domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. In case the other service provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.