AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence 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 single IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the speedy increase of products that 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 that uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting packages. When you sign in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to change, 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 modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.