An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, bundled with our web hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not experience any troubles because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be working after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company demands it.