AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence 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 every Internet protocol address is comprised of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a server which uses this sort of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.