AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared web hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.