AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a machine 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. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

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