AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or modify every record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within only an hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.