AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the rapid increase of products 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 wish to forward a domain name to a machine which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or modify every record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully live within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.