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

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select 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'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.