AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the speedy increase of units that are connected to the Internet. An example 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 that uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or modify any record effortlessly. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that 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 indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.