AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address consists of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the rapid increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain address to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our cloud website hosting packages. When you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.