AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the quick increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain name to a machine which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our cloud web hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an extra option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is going to be active after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be functioning in just an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.