AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and also the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud web hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.