AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a server which uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do this using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit 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 effortlessly for any domain name or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to edit the record anytime if required. In case the other provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.