AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the quick increase of units 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 want to point a domain name to a server that uses this kind of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every 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 select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.