AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a server which uses this type of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.