AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a server that uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or change every single record effortlessly. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully active within only an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.