An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider uses, 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 email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our website hosting solutions. As soon as you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.