AAAA is a domain address 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 IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports and the speedy increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a server which uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our cloud web hosting plans. Once you sign in, you have to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.