An AAAA record is an IP within the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the company 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 email messages with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.