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 existing IPv4 system where each and every IP is made up of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our cloud hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in 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 are going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.