An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of very simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be active and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.