An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly released IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or modify every single record effortlessly. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within only an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.