AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the quick increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with all of our website hosting solutions. When you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.