An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets 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 sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a 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'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change every single record with ease. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.