AAAA is a domain address record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP consists of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain address to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, which comes with our shared hosting solutions. After you sign in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will 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 determines how long the record is going to be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record at any time if required. In case the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue functioning after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.