An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in 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 that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you use 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 will be able to do that with just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our web hosting solutions. When you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating 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 typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in just 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 Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.