AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An 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 which uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
In order to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for any domain or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other company requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.