An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point 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 Hosting
If you want to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this via our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.