An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this type 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 Website Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain 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, pick AAAA and then simply type in 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's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.