How can I add an IPv6 record (AAAA Record) to my Domain Name?

The below FAQ will outline the difference between IPV4 This guide will outline the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 records, and how you can add IPv6 records to your domain name.IPV6 records, and how you can add IPV6 records to your domain name.

If you’re not sure how to tell the difference between IPv4 or IPv6 records, here’s how:

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’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile.

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver (DNS) records to become active. For more information on changing your DNS records, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

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Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

 

Step 2 of 5

From there, select your desired domain from the drop-down menu within the Manage Active Products section and click Manage.

Alternatively, you can scroll down to the Domain names section and select the relevant domain name from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click Manage.

Select Manage

 

Step 3 of 5

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.

Click Manage DNS

 

 

Step 4 of 5

Select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.

 

Step 5 of 5

On the next page, create a new record with the following information:

In the Type field, select AAAA from the drop-down list.

In the Hostname field, enter www

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

Once done, click Add to save the new record.

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.