AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our cloud website hosting packages. After you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be live after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live 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 pointing to the new web server.