AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs that 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 would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify every single record easily. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.