AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is made up of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a machine which uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or edit every record effortlessly. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record shall be fully live within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.