AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and the rapid increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a machine that uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our cloud hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then only type in 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 addresses, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.