An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in 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 sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do this using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.