AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP address consists of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, 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 forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select 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 is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.