An AAAA record is an IP within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits in 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 amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the 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 enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all our shared hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world 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
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name 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 set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes 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 a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.