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AAAA Records

What are AAAA (IPv6 Address) Records?

AAAA records map a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) to an IPv6 address.

Related Tutorials

AAAA Record with Round Robin
AAAA Record with Weighted Round Robin
AAAA Record with DNS Failover

Video Tutorial: How to Add, Edit, and Delete Records

AAAA Record Fields

Field Description

Name This will be the host name for the record, typically a computer or server within your domain. It is important to note, the domain name is automatically appended to the “Name” field of the record. For example, defining www.example.com in DNS would be creating an A record with the name field of “www” within the example.com domain. If the “Name” field is left blank, it represent the root record of the domain. The root record for the base domain can also be referred to as the apex record and is represented in a @ symbol in some documentations.

IP The IPv6 address of your FQDN. An IP (Internet Protocol) address consists of a four octet 32-bit address.

TTL The TTL (Time to Live) in seconds is the amount of time the record will cache resolving name servers and in web browsers. The longer the TTL the less frequent remote systems will lookup the DNS record and the less query traffic the domain receives. The shorter the TTL the faster DNS changes propagate in servers that have cached data, however the higher the volume of query traffic the domain receives.
Recommended values:
Records configured with Failover or that change often should have TTL’s set anywhere from 180 to 600 (3 to 10 minutes cache).
Records that are static and don’t change often should have TTL’s set between 1800 (being on the low end) to 86400 seconds (30 minutes to 1 day cache).
If a change is needed for a record with a high TTL, the TTL can be lowered prior to making the change and then raised back up again after.

ADD A AAAA RECORD

1.Select Managed DNS and click on Domains
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2. Select the Domain Name you want to add a AAAA record to.
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3. Under the AAAA Records section, click the plus_icon to add a record.

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4. In this screen, you will add the record information. Follow the steps below:

A) Name: Enter an identifiable name for your record.
B) TTL: Edit the TTL. Time to Live is measured in seconds and is the amount of time the record will cache in resolving name servers and web browsers.
C) Record Mode: The Record Mode will be left at Standard for this tutorial. Please note, the other Record Mode options are covered in different tutorials.
D) IP Address: Enter the destination IPv6 address for the host.
E) Note: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.
F) Save and Close: Save your changes. Don’t forget to commit your changes.

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Information on the NX Domain feature can be found in the Disabling a Record tutorial.

EDIT A AAAA RECORD

1. Select Managed DNS and click on Domains
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2. Select the Domain Name you want to edit
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3. Under the AAAA Records section, select a record by clicking the check mark next to it, then click the edit_icon icon to edit a record.
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Please note, you can not edit a record that has not been committed following its creation.

4. Edit any of the record data you wish to change. Click Save and Close.
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DELETE A AAAA RECORD

1. Select Managed DNS and click on Domains
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2. Select the Domain Name you want to delete records from.
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3. Under the AAAA Records section select a record by clicking the check mark next to it, click the delete_icon icon to delete a record.
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Please note, you can not delete a record that has not been committed following its creation.
4. The record will now show as strike through text, and is now in the queue of changes to be committed.
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5. If this was a mistake, you can click the undo_icon icon to undo the deleted record.
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