An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages 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 will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find 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, choose AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.