An AAAA record is an IP in the newly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that 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 company and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not experience any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely live. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.