An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the Internet 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 enables you to host your site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or modify every record with ease. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.