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 where each IP consists of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain name to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.