AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and the rapid increase of units that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a server that uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.