An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, 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 e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a 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 Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or edit every record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record will be 100% live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds 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

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.