An AAAA record is an IP within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record will be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider requires it.