An AAAA record is an IP within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that 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 provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort 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 Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.