An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After 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 where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to 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 change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.