How can I add an IPV6 record (AAAA Record) to my Domain Name?

This article explains how you can arrange for a IPV6 record(s) to be added to your Domain Name.

Example:

A v4 address looks like this : 212.67.202.5

A v6 address will look like this : 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334


Firstly, you need to ensure your domain is pointed to our nameservers:

  • ns.123-reg.co.uk
  • ns2.123-reg.co.uk

If the domain is not pointed to the 123-reg nameservers, you will be unable to manage them from the 123-reg control panel.

For more information on changing your nameservers please view the following article:
How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

Please Note: It will take between 24 - 48 hours for the new DNS records to become active.

1

Login to your 123-reg control panel

2

In the Domain Names section, select the relevant domain name in the drop-down list and click on the Manage button

3

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click on the Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.

4

Click onto the Advanced DNS tab.

5

Select AAAA from the Type drop down list in the Add new entry section.

6

In the Hostname field enter www

7

In the Destination IPv6 address field enter the IP address the domain will point to.

8

Click on the Add button to save the new record.

For further information regarding what IPV6 is please visit our Webfusion blog.

Please Note: If you already have an existing IPv4 with the same Hostname, you will need to remove this from the DNS settings as the IPv6 replaces the IPv4 Record.

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