AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each IP comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, bundled with our shared website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely 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 active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.