AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the rapid increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a service with 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 just a few clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with all of our cloud website hosting plans. After you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that will 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 modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if required. If the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.