HostMonster Web Hosting Help

What is an AAAA Record


An AAAA record points a domain or subdomain to an IPv6 address.

AAAA Records

The AAAA record is similar to the A record, but it allows you to point the domain to an Ipv6 address. More information on IPv6 can be found at


  • Zone File: This is where all the DNS records are stored for a domain.
  • Host Record: This is the domain or subdomain you wish to use. The @ symbol is used to indicate the root domain itself. In our example the Host Record 'ftp' would be for the subdomain and '@' would be itself.
  • Points to: This is the destination server that the domain or subdomain is sending the traffic to.
  • TTL: The 'time to live' value indicates the amount of time the record is cached by a DNS Server, such as your Internet service provider. The default (and lowest accepted) value is 14400 seconds (4 hours). You do not normally need to modify this value.
  • Action: This allows you to modify or remove existing records.
  • Weight: This is similar to priority, as it controls the order in which multiple records are used. Records are grouped with other records that have the same Priority value. As with MX Entries, lower numbers are used before higher numbers.
  • Port: This is used by the server or computer to process traffic to specific services, ensuring that all traffic comes through the door that it's expected on.
  • Target: This is the destination that the record is sending the traffic to. This record would send traffic from to over port 5060. SRV records generally require advanced knowledge of server administration to use.
Knowledgebase Article 76,775 views bookmark tags: aaaa dns record zone (updated 1157 days ago)

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

What are the commonly used DNS entries? (updated 207 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 265,245 views tags: a cname dns record srv txt zone

Definition of an A Record (updated 208 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 326,213 views tags: a dns record zone

How to use the DNS Zone Editor to create a new MX Record (updated 1404 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 86,581 views tags: dns editor mx zone

Related Help Content

Definition of a TXT Record (updated 1168 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 147,517 views tags: dns record txt zone

Definition of an SRV Record (updated 1156 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 88,239 views tags: dns record srv zone

How Do I Add/Edit DNS settings for my cNAME, ARecord and TXT entries? (updated 27 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 452,025 views tags: dns

I would like to change my MX Record so I can use a mail server with another provider. (updated 146 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 214,949 views tags: dns mail mx

Definition of an MX Entry (updated 1157 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 132,128 views tags: dns entry mx zone

Definition of a CNAME (updated 215 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 258,753 views tags: cname dns zone

Do you support wildcard subdomains or wildcard DNS entries? (updated 1104 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 89,282 views tags: dns domain subdomain wildcard zone

This article will explain how to create PTR records on a VPS or Dedicated server. (updated 53 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 343 views tags: dedicated dns ptr vps