AAAA is a domain 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 current IPv4 system in which every IP is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the speedy increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with our hosting packages. When you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than 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.