An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.