An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be live and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.