An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward 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'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or edit every record easily. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record will be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got 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 will take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't encounter any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names 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 are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just a few clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record shall be operating after you change it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider needs it.