AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our shared hosting packages. Once you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in only an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any difficulties as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other provider needs it.