An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud web hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.