AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and the quick increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record shall be operating after you modify it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other company demands it.