AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is going to be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few very easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll 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 default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.