What is an AAAA-record? How do I create / change it?

As with the A-record, the AAAA-record (or the quad A record) links your domain name to an IP address. The difference is that the A-record works with IPv4 (eg while the AAAA-record works with IPv6 (2002: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: d915: be51).

Follow these steps in the control panel to set an AAAA-record: 

  1. Go to “My products”> “DNS & forwarding management”> Click on the “Manage DNS” button to the right of your domain name.
  2. Select “AAAA-records” in the menu on the left (see figure).
  3. To change an existing AAAA-record ,choose the host that you want to change and click on the three dots to the right and then on “Edit record”.
    Enter the new IP address and click on “Change AAAA record”.

  4. Add a  new AAAA-record by clicking on “+ Add” at the top. Give a name to the subdomain in the left text field or leave it blank if you want to create the AААА-record for the domain name itself.
    Enter the IP address and click on “Add AААА record”.

  5. The changes are activated. Remember that this can take 1 to 4 hours. You can check the active records via:  http://who.is/dns/

Changes to your AAAA records will only take effect after 1 to 4 hours
The distribution time is usually 1 hour, but can go up to 4.

Updated on 6 October 2022

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