An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records 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, choose AAAA after which simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.