An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits 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 total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or edit every record without difficulty. When you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% active within only 1 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 are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name 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 created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you could also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be active with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.