AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our shared hosting plans. After you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.