An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, 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 a different one, so if you choose to use this type 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 Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this by using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you're also going to 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 modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also ask 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 while the old value is still active.