An AAAA record is an IP in the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with another, 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 Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do this using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.