AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports and also the speedy increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a machine which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your website 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 rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit every single record effortlessly. After you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record will be fully active within no more than 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.