An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your web hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be working after you change it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider requires it.