AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a machine that uses this type of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or modify every single record effortlessly. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.