An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of numbers in 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 greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which 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 company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud web hosting packages. After you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up 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 inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.