An AAAA record is an IP within the recently released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 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 sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the site for it can be found. 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 website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.