AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and the quick increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with our hosting plans. After you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address 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 menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.