An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit every record without difficulty. When you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record will be fully working within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.