An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the company 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 email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our web hosting solutions. Once you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple 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, within a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in only 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 web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.