AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address consists of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of products 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 point a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record is live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not experience any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record will be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider demands it.