An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the website 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 permits you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our shared hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you will not experience any problems since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be functioning after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.