An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups 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 amount of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting
account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or edit every single record effortlessly. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server
from our company involves only a few very easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to 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 easy as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of 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 will take mere seconds for the new record to be active and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.