An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An 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 higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain where the site for it is located. 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 Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or modify every record without difficulty. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully live within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.