Do I need to configure AAAA records?

Posted April 1, 2015 7.9k views

I am new to setting up a Linux Web Server and am following the guide called:

How To Set Up a Host Name with DigitalOcean

I am good on with all the steps until I get to “Step Three—Configure your Domain”.

I have added the A records and can get to my domain by just typing in “”. Of course, I subsitute example with my domain name, etc…

My problem starts when I get to the AAAA records. I know almost nothing about IPv6. Do I even need to mess with it? How do I get the IPV6 address of my VPS ? I have tried typing into the console “ip -6 addr showip -6 addr show” but the data I get back confuses me and I am not sure which is the ipv6 address.

I think I am good with the CNAME and MX records, but I haven’t tried to configure them yet.

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In DO console/control panel go to your droplet, and then settings, if your droplet has IPv6 you will see a main IPv6 address below the IPv4 one. you can use that one with the AAAA record which works the same an A record does, also you will see your range of additional IPv6 addresses ie:

2xxx:xxxx:xxx:xx::xxx:4000 - 2xxx:xxxx:xxx:xx::xxx:400f

Ok thanks! :) Well, At least I know how to find it now. I am going to do some research now on IPv6 and find out if I need or what.