AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or modify every record easily. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every internet domain or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if required. In case the other service provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.