AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is made up of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our shared hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.