An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or change any record without difficulty. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just several clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record will be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.