AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports and also the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our hosting solutions. As soon as you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be working after you change it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider demands it.