AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the rapid increase of units that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company needs it.