An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our shared hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few really easy steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will need to pick 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 typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.