An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP, included with all of our shared hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning 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 Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.