AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address comprises of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets 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 forward a domain address to a server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our shared website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.