An AAAA record is an IP in the recently presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the website for it is located. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.