An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of digits in 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point 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 use a service through a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our web hosting packages. Once you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a couple of 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

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take seconds for the new record to be working and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.