AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP consists of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and the fast increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a web server which uses such 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 deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require 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 a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.