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

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

The below FAQ will outline the difference between IPV4 and IPV6 records, and how you can add IPV6 records to your domain name.


A v4 address looks like this :

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:


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.


Login to your 123-reg control panel


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


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


Click onto the Advanced DNS tab.


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


In the Hostname field enter www


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


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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