AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP consists of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of products which 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 address to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our website hosting plans. After you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you will not experience any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record shall be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider demands it.