An AAAA record is an IP in the newly launched IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast 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 that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain that you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do that by using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.