AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting plans. Once you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other company demands it.