AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each IP address comprises of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the fast increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all our hosting packages. As soon as you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.