An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in 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 higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system 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 emails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be working and your domain will 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 is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.