AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP is made up of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any domain name or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to edit the record anytime if needed. Assuming the other service provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.