An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can 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 tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be working with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.