An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers 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 amount of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our cloud hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover 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 on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.