AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address comprises of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the quick increase of devices that 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 need to point a domain name to a web server that uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or change every record without difficulty. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record will be fully functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.