AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the fast increase of devices that 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 want to point a domain to a server that uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any internet domain or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record anytime if necessary. In case the other company demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.