An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain that you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.