An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers in 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one provider 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'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud web hosting account, it will not take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify every record easily. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully working within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.