An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward 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 Website Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all our shared website hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.