An AAAA record is an IP within the recently introduced IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit every record with ease. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.