AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the quick increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain address to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our cloud website hosting packages. When you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.