An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.