AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP consists of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.