An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the 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 website with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then 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 is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.