AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the quick increase of devices 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 need to forward a domain address to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, bundled with our shared website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain 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, select AAAA after which just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain name or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so 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 website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. Assuming the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.