An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in 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 could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles 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 company. If they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.