AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our cloud web hosting plans. When you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting 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 determines how long the record will be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.