AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP is made up of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the quick increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a server which uses this type of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our shared web hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you have to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP 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 set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. After that, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely live. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.