An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the Internet site 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 provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use such a 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 Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you could also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.