AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports and the rapid increase of units 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 forward a domain address to a machine which uses this sort 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 have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit every single record easily. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.