AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the current system supports and the speedy increase of units which 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 want to point a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or edit every record effortlessly. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.