AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets which 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 to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our cloud hosting solutions. When you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address 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 are going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.