What precisely is an AAAA resource record? What function do AAAA records have? Should you really insert one to your domain?
An AAAA record is an IP in the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers 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 greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which 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 emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our website hosting
packages. When you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy 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 additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they need it, you could also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.