AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets 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 want to point a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify any record effortlessly. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.