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 introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the current system supports and also the fast increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain address to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will have to create 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, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our shared web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA and then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.