An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An 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 greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that by using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with just several clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider requires it.