AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each IP address comprises of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and the quick increase of products which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for every 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, so you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record anytime if needed. If the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.