An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the service 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 e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do that via our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.