AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets that 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 direct a domain address to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do this through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they require it, you may also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.