AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single IP address is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports and the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your shared website hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or edit every record with ease. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.