AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have in a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do that by using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.