AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets 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 want to forward a domain to a server which uses this type of an address, you'll have to create 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, to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be working and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record is going to be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.