An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you use a service through 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 are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our hosting packages. Once you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.