AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol 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 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and the quick increase of products 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 wish to direct a domain name to a server that uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with all of our website hosting packages. After you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be active after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.