AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each IP address consists of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and the rapid increase of units 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 want to point a domain name to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or edit every single record effortlessly. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully active within no more than one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.