AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP is made up of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud hosting packages. When you sign in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up 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 inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you can change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is live after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record shall be active after you modify it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider requires it.