An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our cloud hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within 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 create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just 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 is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.