AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address consists of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast 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 want to forward a domain name to a server that uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our website hosting plans. Once you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is active after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.