AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.