AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP address comprises of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the quick increase of products 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'd like to direct a domain name to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few clicks to do this through our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with ease for every domain or subdomain which 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 company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record anytime if needed. If the other service provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.