An AAAA record is an IP within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers 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 which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain 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 want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or modify every single record easily. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address 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 features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you can also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.