AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and the fast increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, which comes with our hosting packages. Once 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, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.