An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will 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 another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

In order to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have inside a 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 a few clicks to do that via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of really easy steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.