An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits 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 which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service 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 provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of 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 Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.