AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or change every record without difficulty. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.