AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports and the rapid increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our website hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need 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 just a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select 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 that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you could also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.