AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports and also the quick increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain name to a web server that uses such an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or modify any record with ease. When you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.