An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets 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 larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with our shared hosting solutions. After you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll 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 your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily 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 will be done in no time. The other service provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.