AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that 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 direct a domain address to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
In order to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that by using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.