AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain name to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our cloud website hosting packages. After you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in only an hour and will propagate globally 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 Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.