An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good 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 domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our website hosting solutions. Once you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be functioning after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.