AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is made up of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our web hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.