An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits 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 amount of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have in a shared 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 using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once 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 area where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.