An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every 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, pick AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.