An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single 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 that the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind of 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 Web Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or change every record effortlessly. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% working within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.