An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or change every single record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% live within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you will not experience any problems as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record will be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other service provider demands it.