An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which 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 number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with a different one, 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 create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.