AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or edit any record without difficulty. Once you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record will be 100% live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.