An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits 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 that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of our hosting plans. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is functioning after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought 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 just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any issues as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.