AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you need 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 couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our shared hosting plans. As soon as you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record will be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not experience any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just a few clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.