AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports as well as the quick increase of units that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a server that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit any record effortlessly. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% active within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.