AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP address is made up of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a machine that uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a couple of clicks via the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud website hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.