An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits 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 total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our cloud web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then simply type 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 not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.