AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP address consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the quick increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or edit every single record effortlessly. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully working within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.