AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP comprises of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a server which uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud web hosting plans. When you sign in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.