AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain name to a machine that uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that via our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if required. If the other company demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.