AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially 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 IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the fast increase of devices 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 forward a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or change every record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% live within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain inside 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 just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, choose 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 world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.