AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address consists of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain name to a web server that uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with all of our cloud hosting solutions. Once you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.