AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a server that uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks via the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared web hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for any domain name or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. If the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.