AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP address consists of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the rapid 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 wish to direct a domain name to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.