AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, 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 separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses 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 that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be operating after you modify it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider needs it.