AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the fast increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain address to a web server which uses this type of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all our cloud hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.