An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you'll also be able to edit 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
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within 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 are going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be working with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.