AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a machine that uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain address 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, pick AAAA then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, 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 created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you could also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.