An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.