An AAAA record is an IP in the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger 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 site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, included with our website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default 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.