AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where every IP consists of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain address to a server that uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which simply type in 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's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input 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 will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.