AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single IP address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and the quick increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you will need 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, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with our website hosting solutions. After you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just 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 web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it in a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you could also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.