An AAAA record is an IP in the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.