AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain address to a machine that uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be working and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite 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 need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type 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 will propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.