AAAA records are IPv6 address records which map a host name to an IPv6 address.
How to Configure
1. Navigate to Managed DNS
2. Select your Domain
3. Add the Record
Under “AAAA Records” click the plus sign to add a new record.
We will add an AAAA record to the domain example.com for the root record example.com which maps to an IPv6 address of 2600:1800:0::1 with a TTL of 1800 seconds. Then click submit.
Example 1 – AAAA record for www of domain:
|www.example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::10||A record configuration setting www to 2600:1800:5::10|
Example 2 – AAAA record for apex / root:
|example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::10||A record configuration for apex / root record to 2600:1800:5::10|
The end result of this record is that example.com. points to 2600:1800:5::10
Example 3 – AAAA record round-robin for apex/root record:
|example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::10||AAAA record configuration for apex / root record to 2600:1800:5::10|
|example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::11||AAAA record configuration for apex / root record to 2600:1800:5::11|
AAAA record details:
The end result of this record is that your traffic will be split for example.com.. 50% of your traffic will go to 2600:1800:5::10 and 50% of your traffic will go to 2600:1800:5::11.
Example 4 – AAAA record wildcard configuration.
|www.example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::10||AAAA record configuration setting www to 2600:1800:5::10|
|*.example.com.||1800||AAAA||2600:1800:5::11||A record configuration setting the wildcard to 2600:1800:5::11|
The end result is all traffic going to www.example.com will point to 2600:1800:5::10, whereas, all traffic requesting any other (unspecified) hostname will point to 2600:1800:5::11.
Best Practice Tip: If you plan on changing your IP you should set your TTL to a low value a few hours before you make the change. This way you won’t have any downtime during the change. Once your IP is changed you can always raise your TTL to a higher value again.