An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain you have inside a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.