AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a machine which uses this type of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do this via our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will 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 basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.