An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.