AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically 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 in which each IP address comprises of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain name to a machine that uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our cloud website hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is going to be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a few clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, just 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 can pick how long this record shall be working after you modify it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.