AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a machine that uses this type of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud hosting plans. Once you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can 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 in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking 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 modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.