An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include four 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 total 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 as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of our shared web hosting solutions. When you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate around the world an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines 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.