An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four groups 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 may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward 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 Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. Once you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is active after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.