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 designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the quick increase of products 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 wish to direct a domain to a machine that uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or edit every single record with ease. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.