An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration 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 higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your website hosting
account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change every single record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% working within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record shall be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. This 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 service provider needs it.