An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups 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 total number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this kind of 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 a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or edit every record without difficulty. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, 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 that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.