AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is made up of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our hosting packages. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be active after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.