AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few clicks to do this through our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be working and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.