An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the 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 hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our web hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Creating 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 few mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be working and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows 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.