DNS AAAA Record
AAAA records, or Address v6 records are used to store IP address information for a domain name.
AAAA records can only store IPv6 IP addresses (e.g. fe80::1). In order to store IPv4 addresses, an A record must be used.
Many websites and servers often do not provide any AAAA records as they do not yet support the newer IPv6 protocol and only have A records.
Most websites that support IPv6 only need to have a single AAAA record for a given identifier, however it is possible to provide multiple AAAA records.
Example AAAA record
An example AAAA record may look like the following:
www represents identifier of the record. To set the value for the root of the domain you must use
AAAA is the record type.
fe80::1 is the value of the record. This must be an IPv6 address.
3600 is the TTL (time to live) of the record in seconds, this example represents 1 hour. This means that when a record has had updates made to it, then it will take 1 hour to update.
Multiple AAAA records
When multiple AAAA records are associated with the same domain record, one is used at random - this can be useful for larger websites or services as a technique to load balance IPv6 traffic across multiple servers where a single server or network device cannot handle the traffic alone.
How to check AAAA records?
Use the AAAA Record Lookup tool to check a domain name's AAAA records.
Use the DNS Lookup tool to check all DNS record types.
Use the Global DNS Checker tool to check DNS records from all around the world.