AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single IP consists of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports as well as the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a machine that uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.