AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the rapid 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 need to point a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared website hosting plans. When you sign in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting 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, inside a text box. As an extra option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.