An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of 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 Website Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or modify any record without difficulty. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.