An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits 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 that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain you have inside a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that via our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once 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 place 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 options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any difficulties as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely live. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be operating after you edit 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 modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.