AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the current system supports and also the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our shared website hosting solutions. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not encounter any troubles as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record shall be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider demands it.