An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting packages. After you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in just an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with just a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider needs it.