An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward 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 cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any 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, choose AAAA then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.