AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each IP comprises of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting solutions. After you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting 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, inside a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is active after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.